O Lord, my God, in mercy turn

O Lord, my God, in mercy turn

Author: Henry Kirke White
Published in 21 hymnals

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1 O Lord, my God, in mercy turn,
In mercy hear a sinner mourn!
To thee I call, to thee I cry,
O leave me, leave me not to die!

2 O pleasures past, what are you now
But thorns about my bleeding brow?
Spectres that hover round my brain,
And aggravate and mock my pain.

3 For pleasure I have given my soul;
Now justice, let thy thunders roll!
Now vengeance smile--and with a blow,
Lay the rebellious ingrate low.

4 Yet Jesus, Jesus! there I'll cling,
I'll crowd beneath his sheltering wing;
I'll clasp the cross, and holding there,
E'en me, oh bliss!--his wrath may spare

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #184

Author: Henry Kirke White

White, Henry Kirke, a gifted English poet who died early in life, was born in Nottingham, England, March 21, 1785. Very early he manifested a remarkable love for books and a decided talent for composition. But his parents were poor, and he was apprenticed in early boyhood to a stocking weaver, from which uncongenial servitude he escaped as soon as he could and began the study of law; but later he was converted and felt called to the ministry. The story of his conversion from deism to Christianity is briefly but beautifully told in the poem titled "The Star of Bethlehem." He entered St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1805 as a servitor; but died October 19, 1806, in the second year of his college course, when only twenty-one years of age. In… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #184TextPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #143Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #127Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d177
American Psalmody: a collection of sacred music, comprising a great variety of psalm, and hymn tunes, set-pieces, anthems and chants, arranged with a figured bass for the organ...(3rd ed.) #157bPage Scan
American Psalmody: a collection of sacred music, comprising a great variety of psalm, and hymn tunes, set-pieces, anthems and chants, arranged with a figured bass for the organ...(3rd ed.) #158bPage Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d517
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #296
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #296Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #550Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #550Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #266Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d555
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #266TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #266Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #266Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #266Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #266Page Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #102Page Scan
The Brick Church Hymns, Designed for the Use of Social Prayer Meetings and Families, selected from the most approved authors #43Page Scan
The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #H325Page Scan



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