1 Oh merciful Creator! Hear
Our prayer, to Thee devoutly bent,
Which we pour forth with many a tear
In this Thy holy fast of Lent!
2 Thou mildest searcher of the heart,
Who know’st the weakness of our strength,
To us forgiving grace impart,
That we may seek Thy face at length.
3 We all have sinned, we own our shame,
But spare us who our sins confess,
And for the glory of Thy name,
To our sick souls afford redress.
4 Grant that the flesh may be so pined,
By means of outward abstinence,
As that the sober watchful mind
May fast from spots of foul offense!
5 Grant this, O blessèd Trinity!
Pure Son of God! to this incline.
That of our fast the fruit may be
A grateful recompense for Thine!
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10929
|First Line:||Oh merciful Creator! Hear|
|Title:||Oh Merciful Creator, Hear Our Prayer|
|Latin Title:||Audi, Benigne Conditor|
|Author (attributed to):||Gregory I, 6th century|
|Source:||Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year by Reginald Heber (London: J. Murray, 1827)|
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|The Cyber Hymnal #10929||Oh Merciful Creator, Hear Our Prayer||Oh merciful Creator! Hear||LLEF||Gregory I, 6th century; Drummond||LM||<cite>Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year</cite> by Reginald Heber (London: J. Murray, 1827)|