November 4, 2018

Live Alive {Day 4}: A Hymn - God Be Merciful to Me

Hey y'all!  I take a break from writing on Sundays.  But here's a hymn for your edification on this Sabbath day.  Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.  James 4:10

If you'd prefer not to listen, here are the lyrics from the Indelible Grace site.  This hymn is based on Psalm 51, a Psalm of David, written after he had committed some grievous sins.

Scottish Psalter
Christopher Miner
1. God, be merciful to me;
On Thy grace I rest my plea
Plenteous in compassion Thou,
Blot out my transgressions now;
Wash me, make me pure within;
Cleanse, O cleanse me from my sin.
2. My transgressions I confess;
Grief and guilt my soul oppress.
I have sinned against Thy grace,
And provoked Thee to Thy face.
I confess Thy judgement just;
Speechless, I Thy mercy trust.
3. I am evil, born in sin;
Thou desirest truth within.
Thou alone my Savior art,
Teach Thy wisdom to my heart;
Make me pure, Thy grace bestow,
Wash me whiter than the snow.
4. Broken, humbled to the dust
By Thy wrath and judgment just,
Let my contrite heart rejoice,
And in gladness hear Thy voice;
From my sins O hide Thy face,
Blot them out in boundless grace.
5. Gracious God, my heart renew,
Make my spirit right and true.
Cast me not away from Thee,
Let Thy Spirit dwell in me;
Thy salvation's joy impart,
Steadfast make my willing heart.
6. Sinners then shall learn from me,
And return, O God, to Thee
Savior all my guilt remove,
And my tongue shall sing Thy love
Touch my silent lips, O Lord,
And my mouth shall praise accord
©1997 Christopher Miner Music. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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