J. S. B. Monsell

SINFUL, sighing to be blest,

Bound, and longing to be free,

Weary, waiting for my rest:

God be merciful to me.


Holiness, I’ve none to plead,

Sinfulness in all I see;

I can only bring my need:

God be merciful to me.


Broken heart and downcast eyes

Dare not lift themselves to Thee;

Yet Thou canst interpret sighs:

God be merciful to me.


There is One beside the throne,

And my only hope and plea

Are in Him, and Him alone:

God be merciful to me.


He my cause will undertake,

My Interpreter will be;

He’s my all, and for His sake,

God be merciful to me.


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