1 Because for me the Saviour prays,
And pleads His death for me,
God hath vouchsafed a longer space,
And spared the barren tree.
2 I now from all my sins would turn
To my atoning God;
And look on Him I pierced, and mourn,
And feel the sprinkled blood:-
3 Would nail my passions to the cross,
Where my Redeemer died;
And all things else account but loss
For Jesus crucified.
4 Giver of penitential pain,
Before Thy cross I lie;
In grief determined to remain
Till Thou Thy blood apply.
5 Forgiveness on my conscience seal;
Bestow Thy promised rest:
With purest love Thy servant fill,
And number with the blest.
Source: Beulah Songs: a choice collection of popular hymns and music, new and old. Especially adapted to camp meetings, prayer and conference meetings, family worship, and all other assemblies... #8