104. God Be Merciful to Me

1 God, be merciful to me;
on thy grace I rest my plea.
Plenteous in compassion thou,
blot out my transgressions now;
my transgressions I confess;
grief and guilt my soul oppress;
I have sinned against thy grace,
and provoked thee to they face.

2 Wash me, wash me pure within,
cleanse, O cleanse me from my sin;
I confess thy judgments just;
speechless, I thy mercy trust.
Thou alone my Savior art,
teach thy wisdom to my heart;
make me pure, thy grace bestow;
make me thus thy mercy know.

3 Gracious God, my heart renew,
make my spirit right and true;
from my sins O hide thy face,
blot them out in boundless grace.
Cast me not away from thee:
let thy Spirit dwell in me;
thy salvation's joy impart;
steadfast make my willing heart.

Text Information
First Line: God be merciful to me
Title: God Be Merciful to Me
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 77.77 D
Topic: God: Compassion
Source: The Psalter (1912) (adapted from)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Parry (1879)
Meter: 77.77 D
Key: d minor

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