Have mercy, Lord, on us we pray

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1 Have mercy Lord, on us we pray,
Thy grace to us reveal;
O turn thy Plagues from us away
Tho' we deserve them well.

2 Thy punishments are justly due,
And answer to our crimes!
And we are made to feel them too,
In these distressing times.

3 Lord, what destruction death has made,
How has it swept our towns;
What numbers number'd with the dead,
In neighbouring places round.

4 Death visits us in all our homes,
And there makes his abode:
And hurries mortals to their tombs
That sink beneath his load.

5 Well may we sorrow, weep and mourn,
And pray with all our heart:
That God in mercy may return,
And bid our Plagues depart.



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.) #CLVII

Author: Paul Henkel

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First Line: Have mercy, Lord, on us we pray
Author: Paul Henkel
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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