"Lord, to Thee I Make Confession"

                    By Johann Franck, 1618-1677

                                  Text From:

                       THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Lord, to Thee I make confession;

        I have sinned and gone astray,

        I have multiplied transgression,

        Chosen for myself my way,

        Led by Thee to see my errors,

        Lord, I tremble at Thy terrors.

        2. Yet, though conscience' voice appal me,

        Father, I will seek Thy face;

        Though Thy child I dare not call me,

        Yet receive me to Thy grace.

        Do not for my sins forsake me;

        Do not let Thy wrath o'ertake me.

        3. For Thy Son did suffer for me,

        Gave Himself to rescue me,

        Died to heal me and restore me,

        Reconciled me unto Thee.

        'Tis alone His cross can vanquish

        These dark fears and soothe this anguish.

        4. Then on Him I cast my burden,

        Sink it in the depths below.

        Let me know Thy gracious pardon,

        Wash me, make me white as snow.

        Let Thy Spirit leave me never;

        Make me only Thine forever.

Notes: Hymn #326 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps 139: 7-10 Author: Johann Franck, 1649, cento Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1863, alt. Titled: "Herr, ich habe missgehandelt" Composer: Johann Crueger, 1649 Tune: "Herr, ich habe missgehandelt"
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