HYMN 253

C.M.S 160 H.C 548. C.M. (FE 273) 
“I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning 
himself" - Jer. 31:18

1.  O Lord, turn not Thy face from me, 

     Who lie in woeful state, 

     Lamenting all my sinful life

     Before Thy mercy-gate.

2.  A gate which open wide to those 

     That do lament their sin;

     Shut not that gate against me, 

     Lord But let me enter in.

3.  I need n o t to confess my life

     To Thee, who best can tell

     What I have been; and what I am,

     I know Thou knows it well.

4.  So come I to Thy mercy-gate, 

     When mercy doth abound

     lmploring pardon for my sin,


5.  OLord, I need not to repeat

     The comfort I would have;

     Thou know’st, O Lord, before I ask 

     The blessing I do crave.

6.  Mercy, good Lord, mercy I ask; 

     This is the total sum:

     For mercy, Lord is all my suit,

     Lord, let Thy mercy come.  Amen

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