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Show Pity, Lord (Cusseta) 73t

Tune: John Massengale, 1844
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Lyrics: Isaac Watts, 1719
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
Show pity, Lord; O Lord, forgive,
Let a repenting rebel live;
Are not Thy mercies large and free?
May not a sinner trust in Thee?

My crimes, tho’ great, cannot surpass
The pow’r and glory of Thy grace;
Great God, Thy nature hath no bound;
So let Thy pard’ning love be found.

Yet save a trembling sinner, Lord,
Whose hope still hov’ring round Thy word
Would light on some sweet promise there,
Some sure support against despair.