Lord, Like the Publican I Stand

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1 Lord, like the publican I stand,
and lift my heart to thee;
thy pard'ning grace, O God, command,
be merciful to me.

2 I smite upon my anxious breast,
o'erwhelmed with agony;
O save my soul by sin oppressed,
be merciful to me.

3 My guilt, my shame, I all confess:
I have no hope nor plea
but Jesus' blood and righteousness:
be merciful to me.

4 Here at thy cross I still would wait,
nor from its shelter flee,
till thou, O God, in mercy great,
art merciful to me.

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #489

Author: Thomas Raffles

Thomas Raffles was born in London in 1788. He studied at Homerton College, and in 1809 became pastor of a Congregational society at Hammersmith. In 1812, he removed to Liverpool, where he was minister in the Great George Street chapel. This position he held for forty-nine years. He died at Liverpool, in 1863. He published several sermons, letters of travel, poems, and hymns for the use of his congregation. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, like a publican I stand
Title: Lord, Like the Publican I Stand
Author: Thomas Raffles (1831)
Language: English
Notes: Written October 4, 1831, at Seacombe, England.
Copyright: Public Domain



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