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GOD OF MERCY AND COMPASSION:
A TRADITIONAL CHRISTIAN HYMN

 

God of Mercy and Compassion

 

God of mercy and compassion,
Look with pity upon me;
Father, let me call thee Father,
"Tis thy child returns to thee.

Refrain:
Jesus Lord, I ask for mercy;
Let me not implore in vain;
All my sins I now detest them,
Never will I sin again.

By my sins I have deserved,
Death and endless misery;
Hell with all its pains and torments
And for all eternity
(Refrain)

By my sins I have abandoned
Right and claim to heaven above,
Where the saints rejoice forever,
In a boundless sea of love.

(Refrain)

See our Saviour, bleeding, dying,
On the cross of Calvary;
To that cross my sins have nail'd him,
Yet he bleeds and dies for me.

E. Vaughan (1827-1908)



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