Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

O Jesus! Lord most merciful

O Jesus! Lord most merciful

Author: James Hamilton (1867)
Tune: LUX MUNDI (Sullivan)
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: MusicXML

Full Text

O Jesus! Lord most merciful,
Low at thy cross I lie;
O sinner's Friend, most pitiful,
Hear my bewailing cry.
I come to thee with mourning,
I come to thee in woe;
With contrite heart returning,
And tears that overflow.

O gracious Intercessor!
O Priest within the veil!
Plead, for a lost transgressor,
The blood that cannot fail.
I spread my sins before thee,
I tell them one by one;
O for thy Name's great glory,
Forgive all I have done!

O by thy cross and passion,
Thy tears and agony,
And crown of cruel fashion,
And death on Calvary;
By all that untold suffering
Endured by thee alone;
O Priest! O spotless Offering!
Plead for me and atone!

And in this heart now broken,
Reenter thou and reign;
And say, by that dear token,
I am absolved again;
And build me up, and guide me,
And guard me day by day;
And in thy presence hide me,
And keep my soul alway.

Amen.

Author: James Hamilton

Hamilton, James, M.A., was born at Glendollar, Scotland, April 18, 1819, and educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Taking Holy Orders in 1845, he held various charges until 1866, when he became Incumbent of St. Barnabas's, Bristol. In 1867 he was preferred to the Vicarage of Doulting, diocese of Bath and Wells. Mr. Hamilton is the author of a few hymns of great merit. Of these the following are in common use:— 1. Across the sky the shades of night. New Year's Eve. "Written to the old chorale introduced by Mendelssohn into his St. Paul, ‘To God on High be thanks and praise.' " (Hymns Ancient & Modern, tune to 104 by Decius.) It is in Thring's Collection, 1882, &c. 2. O Jesu! Lord most merciful. Passiontide. Contr… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Jesus! Lord most merciful
Author: James Hamilton (1867)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #5029
  • XML score (XML)



Advertisements