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Charlestown 52b

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: United States Sacred Harmony, 1799
Poet: John Newton, 1779
Meter: 8s,7s (8,7,8,7)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
“Mercy, Oh Thou Son of David,”
Thus poor blind Bartimeus prayed,
“Others by Thy Word are saved,
Now to me afford Thine aid.”


“Mercy, O thou Son of David!”, Stanza 1a
2
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.”


“Mercy, O thou Son of David!”, Stanza 1b