A broken heart, O Lord, Thou never wilt despise

A broken heart, O Lord, Thou never wilt despise

Author: Thomas Raffles
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

1 A broken heart, O Lord!
Thou never wilt despise;
'Tis written in thy word,
This is the sacrifice:
The sacrifice that thou wilt own--
It is the broken heart alone.

2 Break thou my heart, O Lord!
The rock within me break;
To tremble at thy word,
And at thine anger quake:
Let me in deep contrition lie,
And heave the penitential sigh.

3 For mercy dwells with thee--
Compassion, all divine;
That mercy show to me;
Be that compassion mine:
For sinners did not Jesus bleed?
And Jesus' blood alone I plead.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #417

Author: Thomas Raffles

Thomas Raffles was born in London in 1788. He studied at Homerton College, and in 1809 became pastor of a Congregational society at Hammersmith. In 1812, he removed to Liverpool, where he was minister in the Great George Street chapel. This position he held for forty-nine years. He died at Liverpool, in 1863. He published several sermons, letters of travel, poems, and hymns for the use of his congregation. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: A broken heart, O Lord, Thou never wilt despise
Author: Thomas Raffles
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #230

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #711

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d2

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b564

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #564

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Songs for the Sanctuary #564

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Songs for the Sanctuary #564

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Songs for the Sanctuary #564

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #564

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #564

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #278c

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #345c

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d2

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The Voice of Praise #417

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