"And Wilt Thou Pardon, Lord"
                 by Joseph the Hymnographer, c. 800-883
                 Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866
                              Text From:
                         THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. And wilt Thou pardon, Lord,
        A sinner such as I,
        Although Thy book his crimes record
        Of such a crimson dye?

        2. So deep are they engraved,
        So terrible their fear.
        The righteous scarcely shall be saved,
        And where shall I appear?

        3. O Thou Physician blest,
        Make clean my guilty soul
        And me, by many a sin opprest,
        Restore and keep me whole.

        4. I know not how to praise
        Thy mercy and Thy love;
        But deign my soul from earth to raise
        And learn from Thee above.

Notes: Hymn #322 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 143:4 Titled: "Tohn hamartiohn mou tehn plehthun" Author: Joseph the Hymnographer, c. 860, cento Translated by: John M. Neale, 1862 Composer: Samuel Howard, 1762 Tune: "St. Bride"
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