485. O Thou That Hear'st When Sinners Cry

1 O thou that hear'st when sinners cry,
Though all my crimes before thee lie,
Behold them not with angry look,
But blot their mem'ry from thy book.

2 Create my nature pure within,
And form my soul averse to sin;
Let thy good Spirit ne'er depart,
Not hide thy presence from my heart.

3 I cannot live without thy light,
Cast out and banished from thy sight;
Thy holy joys, my God, restore,
And guard me, that I fall no more.

4 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.

5 My soul lies humbled in the dust,
And owns thy dreadful sentence just:
Look down, O Lord, with pitying eye,
And save the soul condemned to die.

6 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.

Text Information
First Line: O thou that hear'st when sinners cry
Title: O Thou That Hear'st When Sinners Cry
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Psalm 51
Topic: The Way of Salvation: Repentance; Forgiveness of Sins; Heart: Contrite2 more...
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: HAMBURG
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1824)
Meter: L.M.
Key: F Major
Source: Gregorian Chant



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