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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday's Hymn: God of Pity, God of Grace

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eliza F. Morris, 1857
Tune: Eternity, Samuel S. Wesley, 1810-1876


ellen b. said...

Hear, forgive and save! Amen to that.
Have a wonderful Sunday Dorothy...

Willow said...

This is a new one for me. I've never seen those words before.