"O Thou that Hear'st when Sinners Cry"
                         by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
                                 Text From:
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.232

        1. O Thou that hear'st when sinners cry
        Though all my crimes before Thee lie,
        Behold them not with angry look,
        But blot their memory from Thy book.

        2. Create my nature pure within
        And form my soul averse to sin;
        Let Thy good Spirit ne'er depart
        Nor hide Thy presence from my heart.

        3. I cannot live without Thy light,
        Cast out and banish from Thy sight;
        Thy holy joys, my God, restore
        And guard me that I fall no more.

        4. Though I have grieved Thy Spirit, Lord,
        His help and comfort still afford
        And let me now come near Thy throne
        To plead the merits of Thy Son.

        5. A broken heart, my God, my King,
        Is all the sacrifice I bring.
        Look down, O Lord, with pitying eye
        And save the soul condemned to die.

        6. Oh, may Thy love inspire my tongue
        Salvation shall be all my song;
        And all my powers shall join to bless
        The Lord, my Strength and Righteousness.

Notes: Hymn #325 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 51 Author: Isaac Watts, 1719, cento, alt. Arranged by: Lowell Mason, 1824 Tune: "Hamburg" Based on First Gregorian Chant
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