325. O thou that Hear'st when Sinners Cry

1 O Thou that hear'st when sinners cry,
Tho' all my crimes before Thee lie,
Behold them not with angry look,
But blot their mem'ry from Thy book.

2 Create my nature pure within
And form my soul averse to sin;
Let Thy good Spirit ne'er depart
Nor hide Thy presence from my heart.

3 I cannot live without Thy light,
Cast out and banish from Thy sight;
Thy holy joys, my God, restore
And guard me that I fall no more.

4 Tho' I have grieved Thy Spirit, Lord,
His help and comfort still afford
And let me now come near Thy throne
To plead the merits of Thy Son.

5 A broken heart, my God, my King,
Is all the sacrifice I bring.
Look down, O Lord, with pitying eye
And save the soul condemned to die.

6 Oh, may Thy love inspire my tongue!
Salvation shall be all my song;
And all my powers shall join to bless
The Lord, my Strength and Righteousness.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: O Thou that hear'st when sinners cry
Title: O thou that Hear'st when Sinners Cry
Author: Isaac Watts (1719, cento, alt.)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Confession and Absolution
Tune Information
Name: HAMBURG
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1824)
Meter: L.M.
Key: F Major
Source: First Gregorian Chant



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