1 O Lord, turn not Thy face from me,
Who lie in woful state,
Lamenting all my sinful life
Before Thy mercy-gate:
2 A gate which opens wide to those
That do lament their sin:
Shut not that gate against me, Lord;
But let me enter in.
3 And call me not to strict account
How I have sojourned here;
For then my guilty conscience knows
How vile I shall appear.
4 So come I to Thy mercy-gate,
Where mercy doth abound,
Imploring pardon for my sin,
To heal my deadly wound.
5 O Lord, I need not to repeat
The comfort I would have:
Thou know'st, O Lord, before I ask,
The blessing I do crave.
6 Mercy, good Lord, mercy, I ask,
This is the total sum;
For mercy, Lord, is all my suit;
Lord, let Thy mercy come!
Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #357
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|The Cyber Hymnal #5158||O Lord, Turn Not Thy Face from Me||O Lord, turn not Thy face from me||ST. MARY||John Marckant||CM||<cite>Old Version</cite>, 1562|