1. O Lord, turn not Thy face from me,
Who lie in woeful state,
Lamenting all my sinful life
Before Thy mercy-gate.
2. A gate which opens wide to those
That do lament their sin;
Shut not that gate against me, Lord,
But let me enter in.
3. And call me not to strict account
How I have sojourned here;
For then my guilty conscience knows
How vile I shall appear.
4. So come I to Thy mercy gate,
Where mercy doth abound,
Requiring mercy for my sin
To heal my deadly wound.
5. Mercy, good Lord, mercy I ask;
This is my humble prayer;
For mercy, Lord is all my suit,
O let Thy mercy spare.
|First Line:||O Lord, turn not Thy face from me|
|Title:||O Lord, Turn Not Thy Face from Me|
|Author:||John Marckant (1562)|
|Source:||Old Version, 1562|
|Notes:||Alternate tune: SOUTHWOLD, Henry J. Gauntlett, 1852|
|Incipit:||13211 76557 35435|
|Source:||Arranged from Prys' Welsh Psalter, 1621|
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