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Let all my youthful sins
Be blotted out by Thee ;
think on me.
Nor put my hope to shame;
my Redeemer's Name.
O LORD, turn not thy face away
From us who lie prostrate,
Before thy mercy-gate ;
That do lament their sin :
But let us enter in.
So come we to thy mercy-gate,
Where mercy doth abound,
To heal our deadly wound.
What we do beg and crave ;
The blessing we would have.
This is the total sum;
Lord, let thy mercy come!
IN tender mercy, not in wrath,
Rebuke us, gracious God!
We faint beneath thy rod.
Touch'd by thy Spirit's quick’ning power,
Our load of guilt we feel ;
0! let that Spirit heal.
Why should our souls distrust thy grace,
Or yield to dread despair ?
And grant us all our prayer.
GOD of our life, to Thee we call,
Friend of the friendless and the faint,
Did ever mourner plead with Thee,
Poor though we be, despis'd, forgot,
HARK! the voice of love and mercy
Sounds aloud from Calvary ;
It is finish'd !
It is finish'd! 0! what rapture
Do those precious words afford;
It is finish'd !
Tune your harps anew, ye seraphs,
Loud his triumph to proclaim ;
NOT all the blood of beasts,
On Jewish altars slain,
Or wash away the stain.
Takes all our sins away ;
And richer blood than they.
On that dear head of thine ;
The burden Thou didst bear,
For all our guilt was there.
To see the curse remove;
And sing his dying love.
WHEN I survey the wondrous cross,
On which the Prince of glory died,
And pour contempt on all my pride.
Save in the cross of Christ my God;
I sacrifice them to his blood.
See, from his head, his hands, his feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingling down ;
Or thorns compose so rich a crown ?
Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were an off'ring far too small :
Demands my soul, my life, my all!
SWEET the moments, rich in blessing,
Which before the cross I spend;
From the sinner's dying Friend:
Mercy's streams, in streams of blood;
Plead and seal my peace with God.
Love and grief my heart dividing,
Constant to my latest breath,
Life deriving from thy death :
Fix my heart and eyes on Thee,
And unveil'd thy glories see.