Lord, at thy feet we humbly lie, And knock at mercy's door

Lord, at thy feet we humbly lie, And knock at mercy's door

Author: Simon Browne
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Lord! at thy feet we humbly lie
And knock at mercy's door;
With heavy heart and downcast eye
Thy favor we implore.

2 'Tis mercy, mercy, we implore;
We would thy pity move:
Thy grace is an exhaustless store,
And thou thyself art love.

3 O, for thine own, for Jesus' sake,
Our numerous sins forgive!
Thy grace our stony hearts can break:
Heal us, and bid us live.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #445

Author: Simon Browne

Simon Browne was born at Shepton Mallet, Somersetshire, about 1680. He began to preach as an "Independent" before he was twenty years of age, and was soon after settled at Portsmouth. In 1716, he became pastor in London. In 1723, he met with some misfortunes, which preyed upon his mind, and produced that singular case of monomania, recorded in the text-books of Mental Philosophy; he thought that God had "annihilated in him the thinking substance, and utterly divested him of consciousness." "Notwithstanding," says Toplady, "instead of having no soul, he wrote, reasoned, and prayed as if he had two." He died in 1732. His publications number twenty-three, of which some are still in repute. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, at thy feet we humbly lie, And knock at mercy's door
Author: Simon Browne
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d645

The Church Hymnal #236

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #445

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