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Kneeling, Pleading, Waiting

Have mercy, Lord, on me, As Thou wert ever kind

Published in 108 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Have mercy, Lord, on us,
For you are ever kind;
Though we have sinned before you, Lord,
Your mercy let us find.

2 Lord, wash away our guilt,
And cleanse us from our sin;
For we confess our wrongs and see
How great our guilt has been.

3 The joy your grace can give
Let us again obtain;
And may your Spirit’s firm support
Our spirits then sustain.

4 To God the Father, Son,
And Spirit glory be,
Who was and is and shall be so
For all eternity.

Source: Catholic Book of Worship III #358

Text Information

First Line: Have mercy, Lord, on me, As Thou wert ever kind
Title: Kneeling, Pleading, Waiting
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Source: Tate and Brady's New Version, Ed. of 1698
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Have mercy, Lord, on me. Tate & Brady, [Psalms li.] This S.M. rendering of Psalms 51 was given in the New Version, 1698 (q.v.), in 17 stanzas of 4 lines, divided into two parts, and is a good example cf the renderings therein in that metre. As found in modern hymn-books in Great Britain and America it is given in an abbreviated form of three or more stanzas, and often with a doxology also from the New Version. Few collections agree, however, in their selection of stanzas. The arrangement of stanzas as in Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1875, is in more extensive use than any other. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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ST. BRIDE

Samuel Howard (b. London, England, 1710; d. London, 1782) composed ST. BRIDE as a setting for Psalm 130 in William Riley's London psalter, Parochial Harmony (1762). The melody originally began with "gathering" notes at the beginning of each phrase. The tune's title is a contraction of St. Bridget, t…

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