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580. God, Be Merciful to Me

1 God, be merciful to me,
On your grace I rest my plea;
Wash me, make me pure within;
Cleanse, O cleanse me from my sin.

God, be merciful to me,
On your grace I rest my plea.

2 My transgressions I confess;
Grief and guilt my soul oppress.
I have sinned against your grace
And provoked you to your face. [Refrain]

3 I am evil, born in sin;
You desire truth within.
Make me pure, your mercy show,
Wash me whiter than the snow. [Refrain]

4 Let my contrite heart rejoice
And in gladness hear your voice;
From my sins, O hide your face,
Blot them out in boundless grace. [Refrain] [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: God, be merciful to me
Title: God, Be Merciful to Me
Meter: 77 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Topic: Reconciliation
Source: The Psalter, Philadelphia, 1912, alt.
Tune Information
Composer: Christopher Miner
Meter: 77 77 77
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: © 1998, Christopher Miner Music

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GOD, BE MERCIFUL TO ME (Gray Psalter 255)
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GOD, BE MERCIFUL TO ME (Lift Up Your Hearts 623)
PowerPoint Presentation for Projection
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