1 Father, God, who seest in me
Only sin and misery,
Turn to thy Anointed One,
Look on thy Anointed Son
Him, and then the sinner, see:
Look through Jesus' wounds on me.
2 Heavenly Father, Lord of all,
Hear and show thou hear'st my call!
Bow thine ear, in mercy bow,
Smile on me a sinner now!
Now the stone to flesh convert,
Cast a look, and melt my heart.
3 Lord, I cannot let thee go,
Till a blessing thou bestow;
Hear my Advocate divine,
Lo! to his, my suit I join;
Join'd with his, it cannot fail:
Let me now with thee prevail!
4 Jesus, answer from above,
Is not all thy nature love!
Pity from thine eye let fall;
Bless me whilst on thee I call:
Am I thine, thou Son of God?
Take the purchase of thy blood.
Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #297
Father, God, Who seest in me. C. Wesley. [Pleading the Atonement.] Four hymns beginning with the same stanza are known to hymnody as follows:—
1. The original in C. Wesley's Hymns on the Lord's Supper, 1745, No. 119, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. (Poetical Works, 1868-1872, vol. iii, p. 304); R. Conyers's Collection, 1767, &c.
2. The same with the omission of stanza iv. in Hymns for the Chapel of Harrow School, 1855-1866.
3. "Father, Lord, Who seest in me," in a few of the older collections, and in Windle.
4. "Gracious God, Thou seest me," in the Methodist New Connexion Hymn Book, 1847, No. 462, and later editions.
5. A curious cento, also associated with this hymn, and beginning with stanza i., is in Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1787, and later editions. This remarkable patchwork is made up from C. Wesley's four hymns: (1) “Father, God, Who seest in me;" (2) " Father, see the victim slain;" (3) "Depth of mercy can there be;" (4) "Rise, my soul, with ardour rise," as follows:—
Stanza i., lines 1-4, from No. 1; stanza i., lines 5-6, from No. 2.
Stanza ii., lines 1-2, from No. 4; stanza ii., lines 3-6, from No. 3.
Stanza iii., lines1-6, from No. 4; stanza iv., lines1-4, from No. 1.
Stanza iv., lines 5, 6, from No. 2; stanza v., lines 1-4, from No. 3.
Stanza v., lines 5, 6, from No. 4; stanza vi., lines 1, 2, from No. 2.
Stanza vi., lines 3-6, from No. 1.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)