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142. A Penitent's Plea

1 God, be merciful to me,
On Thy grace I rest my plea;
Plenteous in compassion Thou,
Blot out my transgression now;
Wash me, make me pure within,
Cleanse, O cleanse me from my sin,
Wash me, make me pure within,
Cleanse, O cleanse me from my sin.

2 I am evil born in sin;
Thou desired truth within.
Thou alone my Saviour art,
Teach Thy wisdom to my heart;
Make me pure, Thy grace bestow,
Wash me whiter than the snow,
Make me pure, Thy grace bestow,
Wash me whiter than the snow.

3 Gracious God, my heart renew,
Make my spirit right and tree;
Cast me not away from Thee,
Let Thy Spirit dwell in me;
Thy salvation's joy impart,
Steadfast make my willing heart,
Thy salvation's joy impart,
Steadfast make my willing heart.

4 Sinners then shall learn from me
And return, O God, to Thee;
Saviour, all my guilt remove,
And my tongue shall sing Thy love;
Touch my silent lips, O Lord,
And my mouth shall praise accord,
Touch my silent lips, O Lord,
And my mouth shall praise accord.

Text Information
First Line: God be merciful to me
Title: A Penitent's Plea
Meter: 7s
Language: English
Publication Date: 1912
Scripture:
Topic: Christian Activity; Aspirations: For Grace; Aspirations: For Holiness (48 more...)
Notes: Selected stanzas
Tune Information
Name: REFUGE
Composer: Joseph P. Holbrook
Meter: 7s
Key: D Major



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