God of pity, God of grace

God of pity, God of grace

Author: Eliza F. Morris
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1 God of pity, God of grace,
When we humbly seek thy face,
Bend from heav'n, thy dwelling-place;
Hear, forgive, and save.

2 When we in thy temple meet,
Spread our wants before thy feet,
Pleading at thy mercy-seat,
Look from heav'n and save.

3 When thy love our hearts shall fill,
And we long to do thy will,
Turning to thy holy hill,
Lord, accept and save.

4 Should we wander from thy fold,
And our love to thee grow cold,
With a pitying eye behold;
Lord, forgive and save.

5 Should the hand of sorrow press,
Earthly care and want distress,
May our souls thy peace possess;
Jesus, hear and save.

6 And, whate'er our cry may be,
When we lift our hearts to thee,
From our burden set us free;
Hear, forgive, and save.


Source: Trinity Hymnal #466

Author: Eliza F. Morris

Morris, Eliza Fanny, née Goffe, was born in London in 1821, and married in 1849 to Josiah Morris. She gained the prize for a poem on Kindness to Animals offered by the Band of Hope. Her published works are he Voice and the Reply, Worcester, 1858, and Life Lyrics. She also edited a Bible Class Hymn Book, and contributed the words to School Harmonies, published by her husband. Her hymns in common use include:— 1. Come unto Me and rest. Christ's Invitation. From The Voice and the Reply, 1858, into the 1874 Supplement to the New Congregational, in an altered form. 2. God of pity, God of grace. Lent. This hymn in Litany form appeared in Pt. ii. of The Voice and the Reply, 1858, entitled "The Prayer in the Temple." From Miller's… Go to person page >

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The Cyber Hymnal #1979
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