52b. Charlestown

1 “Mercy, O Thou Son of David,”
Thus poor blind Bartimeus prayed,
“Others by Thy Word are saved,
Now to me afford Thine aid.”

2 Many for his crying chid him,
But he called the louder still,
Till the gracious Savior bid him,
“Come and ask me what you will.”

Text Information
First Line: “Mercy, O Thou Son of David,”
Title: Charlestown
Author: John Newton (1779)
Publication Date: 1991
Meter: 8s,7s
Tune Information
Meter: 8s,7s
Key: F Major
Source: United States Sacred Harmony, 1799

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