102. Penitential Grief and Supplication

1 In Thy wrath and hot displeasure,
Chasten not Thy servant, Lord;
Let Thy mercy, without measure,
Help and peace to me afford.

2 Heavy is my tribulation,
Sore my punishment has been;
Broken by Thy indignation,
I am troubled by my sin.

3 With my burden of transgression
Heavy laden, overborne,
Humbled low I make confession,
For my folly now I mourn.

4 Weak and wounded, I implore Thee;
Lord, to me Thy mercy show;
All my prayer is now before Thee,
All my trouble Thou dost know.

5 Darkness gathers, foes assail me,
But I answer not a word;
All my friends desert and fail me,
Only Thou my cry hast heard.

Text Information
First Line: In Thy wrath and hot displeasure
Title: Penitential Grief and Supplication
Publication Date: 1912
Meter: 8s and 7s
Scripture: Psalm 38
Topic: Afflictions: Complaint of; Afflictions: For sin; Afflictions: Submission under (15 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: John B. Dykes
Meter: 8s and 7s
Key: F Major

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