I. Shew Pity, LORD! O LORD, forgive!
Is not thy Mercy still the same?
Let a repenting Sinner live:
Pardon his Guilt who owns his Shame.
If Thou thy Judgments should'st display;
I die; and Righteous is thy Name.
But, O my God, thy Judgments stay;
For I confess my Sin and Shame.
II. I from the Stock of ADAM came;
And my Conception was unclean;
My whole Original is Shame;
My Nature Nothing else but Sin.
No bleeding bird, nor bleeding Beast,
Nor running Brook, nor Flood, nor Sea,
Nor Hyssop-Branch, nor sprinkling Priest,
Can wash my native Stain away.
III. O, cleanse my Heart, and chear my Soul;
O, chear me with Forgiving Love;
And make my broken Spirit whole;
And all my Sin and Shame remove.
Let not thy Spirit quite depart;
Hide not thy Love: hide not thy Face.
O, cleanse again my vicious Heart,
Ad fill it with thy saving Grace.
IV. The Wicked will I teach thy Ways;
And to confess their Saviour bring;
And shew the Wonders of thy Grace;
And teach 'em all thy Praise to sing.
O, Gracious God! my Heart inspire
With ev'ry Movement of thy Grace;
And touch my Tongue with hallow'd Fire,
To praise the Lord my Righteousness.
V. No Sacrifice dost Thou require,
Besides a Heart that's broke for Sin;
I bring it then, at thy Desire;
And it is All that I can bring.
Thy own JERUSALEM rebuild;
And raise her broken Walls again;
And be she with thy Glory fill'd,
To joy all Those that love thy Name.
|First Line:||Show pity, Lord! O Lord, forgive! Is not thy mercy still the same?|
|German Title:||Erbarm dich mein O Herre Gott|
|Translator:||Johann Christian Jacobi|
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|Psalmodia Germanica: or, The German Psalmody: translated from the high Dutch together with their proper tunes and thorough bass (2nd ed., corr. and enl.) #95||Shew Pity LORD! O LORD, forgive!||Shew Pity LORD! O LORD, forgive!||[Shew Pity, Lord! O Lord, forgive]||Psalm 51||1732||Repentance ||