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Lord, regard my earnest cry

Lord, regard my earnest cry

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 10 hymnals

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1. LORD, regard my earnest Cry,
A Potsherd of the Earth,
A poor guilty Worm am I,
A Canaanite by Birth :
Save me from this Tyranny,
From all the Power of Satan save,
Mercy, Mercy upon me
Thou Son of David have.

2. Still Thou answerest not a Word
To my repeated Prayer ;
Hear Thy own Disciples, LORD,
Who in my Sorrows share,
O let them prevail with Thee
To grant the Blessing which I crave :
Mercy, Mercy, &c.

3. Send, O send me now away,
By granting my Request,
Still I follow Thee, and pray,
And will not let Thee rest,
Ever crying after Thee,
Till Thou my Helplesness relieve,
Mercy, Mercy, &c.

4. To the Sheep of Israel's Fold
Thou in Thy Flesh wast sent,
But the Gentiles now behold
In Thee their Covenant.
See me then, with Pity see,
A Sinner, whom Thou cam'st to save ;
Mercy, Mercy, &c.

5. Still to Thee, my God, I come,
And Mercy I implore,
Thee (but how shall I presume)
Thee trembling I adore,
Dare not stand before Thy Face,
But lowly at Thy Feet I fall,
Help me, Jesu, shew Thy Grace!
Thy Grace is free for All.

6. Still I cannot part with Thee,
I will not let Thee go,
Mercy, Mercy unto me,
O Son of David shew,
Vilest of the sinful Race,
On Thee inportunate I call,
Help me, Jesu, shew Thy Grace,
Thy Grace is free for All.

7. Nothing am I in Thy Sight,
Nothing have I to plead,
Unto Dogs it is not right
To cast the Children's Bread :
Yet the Dogs the Crumbs may eat,
That from their Master's Table fall,
Let the Fragments be my Meat,
Thy Grace is free for All.

8. Give me, LORD, the Victory,
My Heart's Desire fulfil,
Let it now be done to me
According to my Will,
Give me living Bread to eat,
And say, in Answer to my Call,
" Canaanite, Thy Faith is great,
" My Grace is free for All."

9. If Thy Grace for All is free,
Thy Call now let me hear,
Shew this Token upon me,
And bring Salvation near ;
Now the Gracious Word repeat,
The Word of Healing to my Soul,
" Canaanite, thy Faith is great,
" Thy Faith hath made Thee whole."

Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems #95

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, regard my earnest cry
Author: Charles Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain



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