486. 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;
wash me, make me pure within,
cleanse, O cleanse me from my sin.

2 My transgressions I confess,
grief and guilt my soul oppress;
I have sinned against thy grace
and provoked thee to thy face;
I confess thy judgment just,
speechless, I thy mercy trust.

3 I am evil, born in sin;
thou desirest truth within.
thou alone my Savior art,
teach thy wisdom to my heart;
make me pure, thy grace bestow,
wash me whiter than the snow.

4 Broken, humbled to the dust
by thy wrath and judgment just,
let my contrite heart rejoice
and in gladness hear thy voice;
from my sins O hide thy face,
blot them out in boundless grace.

5 Gracious God, my heart renew,
make my spirit right and true;
cast me not away from thee,
let thy Spirit dwell in me;
thy salvation's joy impart,
steadfast make my willing heart.

6 Sinners then shall learn from me
and return, O God, to thee;
Savior, all my guilt remove,
and my tongue shall sing thy love;
touch my silent lips, O Lord,
and my mouth shall praise accord.

Text Information
First Line: God, be merciful to me
Title: God, Be Merciful to Me
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7.
Scripture: Psalm 51:1-15
Topic: The Way of Salvation: Repentance; Forgiveness of Sins; God: Mercy of (4 more...)
Source: The Psalter, 1912
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: REDHEAD 76
Composer: Richard Redhead (1853)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7.
Key: E♭ Major



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