Look upon me, O Lord, forgive (Psalm 51)

Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).

Hymn 51 version 3 (based on Psalm 51) from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.

LOOK upon me, O Lord, forgive,
Let a repenting sinner live;
By all Thy mercies large and free,
I come, dear Lord, to trust in Thee.

Great is my sin–but high above
Towers the great mercy of Thy love;
Such grace and kindness know no bound
Where’er repentant souls are found.

O wash my soul from every sin,
And make my guilty conscience clean;
For on my heart the burden lies,
And my offences pain my eyes.

With shame I all my sin confess,
Sins against law and truth and grace;
And if my soul condemned should be,
That would be just and right for me.

Yet save a worthless sinner, Lord,
For I believe Thy gracious Word,
And trust the words of promise there,
That Thou wilt surely hear my prayer.

Author: Isaac Watts (1674-1748) altd.
Tune: Repentance
Composer: Theodore Edson Perkins (1831-1912)

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