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Cusseta 73t

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: John Massengale, 1844
Alto: Seaborn McDaniel Denson, 1911
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1719
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Show pity, Lord, Oh Lord, forgive;
Let a repenting rebel live:
Are not Thy mercies large and free?
May not a sinner trust in Thee?


Shew pity, Lord, O Lord, forgive,, Stanza 1
2
My crimes, though great, cannot surpass
The powír and glory of Thy grace;
Great God, Thy nature hath no bound;
So let Thy pardíning love be found.


Shew pity, Lord, O Lord, forgive,, Stanza 2
3
Yet save a trembling sinner, Lord,
Whose hope still hovíring íround Thy word
Would light on some sweet promise there,
Some sure support against despair.


Shew pity, Lord, O Lord, forgive,, Stanza 6