1 O Lord of life and death, we come
In sorrow to Thy throne;
Yet not bewildered, blind and dumb,
Before some power unknown.
2 The scourge is our Father’s hand;
The plague comes forth from Thee;
Oh, give us hearts to understand,
And faith Thy ways to see!
3 Forgive the foul neglect that brought
Thy chastening to our door;
The homes uncared-for, souls untaught,
The unregarded poor;
4 The slothful ease, the greed of gain,
Tbe wasted years, forgive;
Purge out our sins by needful pain,
Then turn, and bid us live.
5 So shall the lives for which we plead
Be spared to praise Thee still;
And we, from fear and danger freed,
Be strong to do Thy will.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8069
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|The Cyber Hymnal #8069||O Lord Of Life and Death||O Lord of life and death, we come||WINDSOR||John Ellerton||CM||<cite>Church Hymn</cite>, 1871|