Psalm 51:5. 14-17. Second Part. C. M.
Repentance and faith in the blood of Christ.
O God of mercy! hear my call,
My loads of guilt remove;
Break down this separating wall
That bars me from thy love.
Give me the presence of thy grace,
Then my rejoicing tongue
Shall speak aloud thy righteousness,
And make thy praise my song.
No blood of goats, nor heifers slain,
For sin could e’er atone;
The death of Christ shall still remain
Sufficient and alone.
A soul opprest with sin’s desert,
My God will ne’er despise;
A humble groan, a broken heart
Is our best sacrifice.