God of pity, God of grace (Samuel Sebastian Wesley)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-23)  CPDL #42016:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-23).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 27 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2007-11-14)  CPDL #15410:         
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2007-11-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 25 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: SATB version from the Cyber Hymnal™

General Information

Title: God of pity, God of grace
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Tune: Eternity
Lyricist: Eliza Fanny Morris

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 77. 75

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1858 in The Voice and the Reply, Worcester, England

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Original text and translations

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1  God of pity, God of grace,
When we humbly seek Thy face,
Bend from Heav’n, Thy dwelling place;
Hear, forgive, and save.

2  When we in Thy temple meet,
Spread our wants before Thy feet,
Pleading at Thy mercy seat,
Look from Heav’n and save.

3  When Thy love our hearts shall fill,
And we long to do Thy will,
Turning to Thy holy hill,
Lord, accept and save.

4  Should we wander from Thy fold,
And our love to Thee grow cold,
With a pitying eye behold;
Lord, forgive and save.

5  Should the hand of sorrow press,
Earthly care and want distress,
May our souls Thy peace possess;
Jesus, hear and save.

6  And, whate’er our cry may be,
When we lift our hearts to Thee,
From our burden set us free;
Hear, forgive, and save.