The Penitent's Plea

Jesus, heed me, lost and dying

Author: Robert M. Offord
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, heed me, lost and dying,
Unto thee for shelter flying,
Hear, oh, hear, my heart's sore crying:
Heed me, or I die!

2 All my sin and sorrow feeling,
Come I, as the leper, kneeling;
Come to thee for help and healing,
Heal me, or I die!

3 Naught have I to plead of merit,
Naught but curse do I inherit;
By thy gracious, quickening Spirit
Save me, or I die!

4 Not my tears of deep contrition
Can secure one sin's remission,
Helpless, hopeless my condition:
Help me, or I die!

5 Far away my dead works flinging,
Nothing owning, nothing bringing,
Only to thy mercy clinging:
Bless me, or I die!

6 By thy cross, where hope is beaming,
By its crimson fountain streaming,
Flowing for the world's redeeming:
Cleanse me, or I die!

7 So my soul shall praise thee ever,
For the love which changes never,
From which not ev'n death can sever:
Saved no more to die.

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #258

Author: Robert M. Offord

Offord, Robert M., son of an English "open-communion" Baptist, was born at St. Austell, Cornwall, Sept. 17, 1846. In 1870 he removed to America, where he was associated for some time with the Methodists, but subsequently joined the Reformed Dutch Church in 1878. He is editor of the New York Observer. To that paper he contributed:— 1. Jesus, heed me, lost and dying. Lent. 2. It is no untried way. Christ's Burden. No. 1 appeared on Jan. 25th, and No. 2 on Feb. 1st, 1883. They were revised for Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884 (Duffield's English Hymns, N. Y., 1886). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, heed me, lost and dying
Title: The Penitent's Plea
Author: Robert M. Offord
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Hymns of the Christian Life #89

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Laudes Domini #288

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Laudes Domini #603

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Laudes Domini #258

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #427

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Our New Hymnal #58

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Select Songs No. 2 #109

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The Praise Hymnary #346

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #170

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #170

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