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Jesus, Have Mercy on Me

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1 Out on the desert in darkness and sin,
Long have I wandered, my Savior, from Thee;
Hopeless and wretched, so long have I been,
Jesus, have mercy on me.

Hopeless and wretched am I,
Jesus, have mercy on me;
Save, or I perish and die,
Jesus, have mercy on me.

2 Great are my sins as a mountain of woe,
Looming before in my pathway I see;
Yet Thou canst save me forever, I know,
Jesus, have mercy on me. [Refrain]

3 Lord, I forsake my rebellion and sin,
Fain would I fly from my troubles to Thee;
Oh, how I long for Thy glory within!
Jesus, have mercy on me. [Refrain]

4 Lord, I am yearning for mercy today,
Now as I come in repentance to Thee,
Take all the guilt of my sins far away;
Jesus, have mercy on me. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #671

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Out on the desert in darkness and sin
Title: Jesus, Have Mercy on Me
Author: Charles W. Naylor
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hopeless and wretched am I
Copyright: Public Domain



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Timeless Truths #671

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