5794. Righteous Father, We Have Wronged Thee

1. Righteous Father, we have wronged Thee,
Underfoot Thy laws have cast:
Now we fain would serve Thee better,
O forgive us what is past.

2. Loving Jesus, we have hurt Thee,
Yielded to temptation’s blast:
Now we long to stand more firmly,
O forgive us what is past.

3. Holy Spirit, we have grieved Thee,
Sin and death have held us fast:
Now we yearn for life and freedom,
O forgive us what is past.

4. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
God eternal, first and last,
Penitent we kneel before Thee,
O forgive us all the past.

Text Information
First Line: Righteous Father, we have wronged Thee
Title: Righteous Father, We Have Wronged Thee
Author: William H. Draper (1916)
Meter: 87.87
Language: English
Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1916
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: BATTY, Moravian melody, 1745
Tune Information
Composer: William Boyce (ca. 1765)
Meter: 87.87
Incipit: 17656 32123 45127
Key: c minor
Source: A Collection of Melodies for the Psalms of David According to the Version of Christopher Smart A.M., circa 1765
Copyright: Public Domain

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