O Savior, I long for thy tender forgiveness

O Savior, I long for thy tender forgiveness

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [O Savior, I long for thy tender forgiveness]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 O Saviour, I long for thy tender forgiveness,
I long to be free from the bondage of sin;
While here at the door of thy mercy I’m kneeling,
With all my transgressions, oh, let me come in.

Let me come in, oh, let me come in!
Thy blood is sufficient to cleanse me from sin;
A life in thy service I fain would begin,
With all my transgressions, oh, let me come in.

2 How oft have I slighted thy Spirit so gentle,
It strove with me long, but I would not believe,
But now in my sorrow I come, and repenting,
I ask, I entreat, thee my soul to receive. [Refrain]

3 ‘Tis true I deserve not the least of thy notice,
Yet none are excluded from seeking thy face,
My heart is o’erwhelmed, my spirit is broken,
Oh, pity and make me a child of thy grace. [Refrain]

4 ‘Tis done, my Redeemer, oh, how shall I thank thee,
Thy tender compassion my soul doth restore,
I hear the sweet voice of thy Spirit that whispers,
Arise, thou are pardoned, go, sin thou no more. [Refrain]

Source: The Ark of Praise #26

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: O Savior, I long for thy tender forgiveness
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let me come in
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Ark of Praise #26

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The Royal Fountain No.3 #70

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