489. Lord, like the Publican I Stand

1 Lord, like the publican I stand,
and lift my heart to thee;
thy pard'ning grace, O God, command,
be merciful to me.

2 I smite upon my anxious breast,
o'erwhelmed with agony;
O save my soul by sin oppressed,
be merciful to me.

3 My guilt, my shame, I all confess:
I have no hope nor plea
but Jesus' blood and righteousness:
be merciful to me.

4 Here at thy cross I still would wait,
nor from its shelter flee,
till thou, O God, in mercy great,
art merciful to me.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, like the publican I stand
Title: Lord, like the Publican I Stand
Author: Thomas Raffles (1831)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: Luke 18:13
Topic: The Way of Salvation: Repentance; Faith: Justification by; God: Mercy of (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Charles H. Gabriel, 1856-1932
Meter: C.M.
Key: E♭ Major

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