C. Wesley

DEPTH of mercy! Can there be

Mercy still reserved for me?

Can my God His wrath forbear?

Me, the chief of sinners, spare?


I have long withstood His grace,

Long provoked Him to His face;

Would not hearken to His calls,

Grieved Him by a thousand falls.


Whence to me this waste of love?

Ask my Advocate above;

See the cause in Jesus’ face,

Now before the throne of grace.


There for me the Saviour stands,

Shows His wounds, and spreads His hands;

God is love, I know, I feel;

Jesus weeps, and loves me still.


Jesus, answer from above;

Is not all Thy nature love?

Wilt Thou not the wrong forget?

Suffer me to kiss Thy feet?


If I rightly read Thy heart,

If Thou all compassion art,

Bow Thine ear, in mercy bow,

Pardon and accept me now!


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