"Before Thee, God, Who Knowest All"

              by Magnus B. Landstad, 1802-1880

            Translated by Carl Doving, 1867-1937

                                 Text From:

                       THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Before Thee, God, who knowest all,

        With grief and shame I prostrate fall.

        I see my sins against Thee, Lord,

        The sins of thought, of deed, and word.

        They press me sore; I cry to Thee:

        O God, be merciful to me!

        2. O Lord, my God, to Thee I pray:

        Oh, cast me not in wrath away!

        Let Thy good Spirit ne'er depart,

        But let Him draw to Thee my heart

        That truly penitent I be:

        O God, be merciful to me!

        3. O Jesus, let Thy precious blood

        Be to my soul a cleansing flood.

        Turn not, O Lord, Thy guest away,

        But grant that justified I may

        Go to my house at peace with Thee:

        O God, be merciful to me!

Notes: Hymn #318 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ezra 9: 15 Author: Magnus B. Landstad, 1861 Translated by: Carl Doeving, 1909 Titled: "Jeg staar for Gud, som alting ved" Tune: "Vater unser" 1st Published in: "Geistliche Lieder" Town: Leipzig, 1539
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