1 Have mercy, gracious Lord, forgive,
Are not thy mercies free?
May not a dying sinner live,
Who truly turns to thee?
2 My sins are great, I must confess,
For more that I can know;
But O, thy love and pard'ning grace!
Are great and boundless too.
3 O, cleanse me from my sin and guilt,
And make my conscience clean:
My heart with godly sorrow melt,
To mourn for ev'ry sin.
4 Great God, I must confess with shame
I can't deny, but own;
Corrupted, vile and base I am,
As I to thee am known.
5 Yet save my soul from deep despair,
According to thy word;
To thee, I make my feeble pray'r;
To thee, my gracious Lord.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CLXXXI
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