1 Almighty Lord, before Thy throne
Thy mourning people bend;
'Tis on Thy grace in Christ alone
Our failing hopes depend.
2 Dark judgments from Thy heavy hand
Thy dreadful pow'r display;
Yet mercy spares this guilty land,
And still we live to pray.
3 How changed, alas, are truths divine
For error, guilt, and shame!
What impious numbers, bold in sin,
Disgrace the Christian name!
4 Oh turn us, turn us, mighty Lord;
Convert us by Thy grace!
Then shall our hearts obey Thy word,
And see again Thy face.
5 Then, should insulting foes invade,
We shall not yield to fear,
Secure of all-sufficient aid
When God in Christ is near.
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal #579