Author: Isaac Watts Meter: 18.104.22.168 Appears in 742 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 51 First Line: Show pity, Lord, O Lord, forgive Lyrics:
Show pity, Lord, O Lord, forgive,
Let a repenting rebel live:
Are not thy mercies large and free?
May not a sinner trust in thee?
My crimes are great, but not surpass
The power and glory of thy grace:
Great God, thy nature hath no bound,
So let thy pard'ning love be found.
O wash my soul from every sin,
And make my guilty conscience clean;
Here on my heart the burden lies,
And past offences pain my eyes.
My lips with shame my sins confess
Against thy law, against thy grace:
Lord, should thy judgment grow severe,
I am condemned, but thou art clear.
Should sudden vengeance seize my breath,
I must pronounce thee just in death;
And if my soul were sent to hell,
Thy righteous law approves it well.
Yet save a trembling sinner, Lord,
Whose hope, still hov'ring round thy word,
Would light on some sweet promise there,
Some sure support against despair.
Topics: Christ Our Hope; Wickedness of man; Confession of sin, repentance, and pardon; Conscience its guilt relieved; Faith in the blood of Christ; Guilt of conscience relieved; Sacrifice; Backsliding soul restored; Blood of Christ cleansing from sin; Christ faith in his blood; Distress relieved; Pardon of original and actual sin; Priesthood of Christ; Repentance and faith in the blood of Christ; Sin original and actual, confessed and pardoned; Spirit his teaching desired
Psalm 51 Part 1