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Have pity, Lord, for Thou art great

Have pity, Lord, for Thou art great

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

Have pity, Lord, for Thou art great,
And greatness pity knows;
I mourn my poor and worthless state,
With all its wants and woes.

Have pity, Lord, for Thou art great;--
I would from sin be free,
And seek Thy face, 'though coming late,
For Thou wilt welcome me.

Have pity, Lord, for Thou art great,
And give me strength to win,
That I may gain the heavenly gate
And freely enter in.

Have pity, Lord, for Thou art Love,
And by Thy grace alone,
I hope in Thy pure house above
To serve before Thy throne.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have pity, Lord, for Thou art great
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English



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