|Location in The Sacred Harp|
O thou that hear’st when sinners cry,
Tho’ all my crimes before thee lye,
Behold them not with angry look,
But blot their mem’ry from thy book.
Supplication 45b, Stanza 1
Create my nature pure within,
And form my soul averse to sin;
Let thy good Spirit ne’er depart,
Nor hide thy presence from my heart.
Supplication 45b, Stanza 2
I cannot live without thy light,
Cast out and banish’d from thy sight;
Thine holy joys, my God, restore,
And guard me that I fall no more.
Supplication 45b, Stanza 3
Tho’ I have griev’d thy Spirit, Lord,
His help and comfort still afford:
And let a wretch come near thy throne
To plead the merits of thy Son.
A broken heart, my God, my King,
Is all the sacrifice I bring;
The God of grace will ne’er despise
A broken heart for sacrifice.
My soul lyes humbled in the dust,
And owns thy dreadful sentence just;
Look down, O Lord, with pitying eye,
And save the soul condemn’d to die.
Then will I teach the world thy ways;
Sinners shall learn thy sov’reign grace;
I’ll lead them to my Saviour’s blood,
And they shall praise a pard’ning God.
O may thy love inspire my tongue!
Salvation shall be all my song;
And all my pow’rs shall join to bless
The Lord, my strength and righteousness.