Repentance

Lord, I confess my sin is great

Author: George Herbert
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1 Lord I confess my Sin is great,
Great is my Sin, Oh! gently treat
Thy tender Flow'r thy fading Bloom,
Whose Life's still aiming at a Tomb.

2 Have mercy Lord, lo! I confess,
I feel I mourn my Foolishness;
O spare me, when thy Hands have made,
A withering Leaf, a fleeting Shade.

3 Sweeten at length this bitter Bowl,
Which thou hast pour'd into my Soul!
O tarry not! if still thy stay,
Here sets in Death my short liv'd Day.

4 When thou for Sin rebukest Man,
His drooping Heart is fill'd with Pain;
Blasted his Strength, his Beauty too,
Consumes away as morning Dew.

5 When will thou Sin and Grief destroy?
That all the broken Bones may joy;
And at thy all-reviving word,
Dead Sinners rise, and praise the Lord.



Source: A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: intended for the edification of sincere Christians of all denominations #X

Author: George Herbert

Herbert, George, M.A., the fifth son of Richard Herbert and Magdalen, the daughter of Sir Richard Newport, was born at his father's seat, Montgomery Castle, April 3, 1593. He was educated at Westminster School, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1611. On March 15, 1615, he became Major Fellow of the College, M.A. the same year, and in 1619 Orator for the University. Favoured by James I., intimate with Lord Bacon, Bishop Andrewes, and other men of influence, and encouraged in other ways, his hopes of Court preferment were somewhat bright until they were dispelled by the deaths of the Duke of Richmond, the Marquis of Hamilton, and then of King James himself. Retiring into Kent, he formed the resolution of taking Holy Orders… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, I confess my sin is great
Title: Repentance
Author: George Herbert



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