Friend of sinners, hear my plea

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1 Friend of sinners, hear my plea,
God be merciful to me;
Sinful though my heart be found,
Let Thy grace much more abound;
In the riches of Thy grace
Finds my soul its resting place.

Cleanse and clothe this heart of mine
With Thy righteousness divine.

2 Then, my advocate with God,
Grant forgiveness thro’ Thy blood;
With my heart I now believe,
Thy atonement I receive;
Freely with my mouth confess
Thee, my Lord, my righteousness. [Refrain]

3 Now I glory in Thy cross,
What was gain I count but loss;
Count but shame my former pride,
Self with Thee is crucified;
Cleanse me, clothe me in the dress
Of Thy spotless righteousness. [Refrain]

4 Trusting Thee, O Christ, my king,
Shall my soul Thy praises sing;
Saved by Thee, Thou Holy One;
Not by works which I have done;
Heart and tongue confess again,
Thine the glory, Lord, Amen. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8125

Author: Henry Lyman Morehouse

Morehouse, Henry Lyman, D.D., born at Stanford, Dutchess County, New York, Oct. 2, 1834, and entered the Baptist ministry in 1864. His hymn "Friend of sinners, hear my plea" (Pardon desired), was printed in the Examiner, and then included in Good as Gold, 1883. Dr. Morehouse is also the author of several other hymns. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Friend of sinners, hear my plea
Author: Henry Lyman Morehouse (1872)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Cleanse and clothe
Copyright: Public Domain



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