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Prayer of Bartimeus (Charlestown) 52b

Tune: United States Sacred Harmony, 1799
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Lyrics: John Newton, 1779
Meter: 8s,7s (8,7,8,7)
“Mercy, O Thou Son of David
Thus poor blind Bartimeus prayed,
“Others by Thy Word are saved,
Now to me afford Thine aid

Many for his crying chid him,
But he called the louder still,
’Till the gracious Savior bid him,
“Come and ask me what you will.”