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323. With Broken Heart and Contrite Sigh

1 With broken heart and contrite sigh,
A trembling sinner, Lord, I cry.
Thy pard'ning grace is rich and free--
O God, be merciful to me!

2 I smite upon my troubled breast,
With deep and conscious guilt opprest;
Christ and His Cross my only plea--
O God, be merciful to me!

3 Far off I stand with tearful eyes
Nor dare uplift them to the skies;
But Thou dost all my anguish see--
O God, be merciful to me!

4 Nor alms nor deeds that I have done
Can for a single sin atone.
To Calvary alone I flee--
O God, be merciful to me!

5 And when, redeemed from sin and hell,
With all the ransomed throng I dwell,
My raptured song shall ever be:
God has been merciful to me.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: With broken heart and contrite sigh
Title: With Broken Heart and Contrite Sigh
Author: Cornelius Elven (1852)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Confession and Absolution
Tune Information
Name: ST. LUKE
Composer: Jeremiah Clarke, d. 1707
Meter: L.M.
Key: f minor



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