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Villulia 56b

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: J. M. Day, 1850
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 grace are saved,
Now to me afford Thine aid.


“Mercy, O thou Son of David!”, Stanza 1a
2
Money was not what he wanted,
Though by begging used to live;
But he asked and Jesus granted,
Alms which none but he could give.


“Mercy, O thou Son of David!”, Stanza 2a
3
“Lord, remove this grievous blindness,
Let mine eyes behold the day;”
Straight he saw, and, won by kindness,
Followed Jesus in the way.


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