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Holy Spirit pity me Pierced with grief




Holy Spirit! pity me,
Pierced with grief for grieving thee;
Present, though I mourn apart,
Listen to a wailing heart.


Sins unnumbered I confess,
Of exceeding sinfulness,
Sins against thyself alone,
Only to Omniscience known;


Deafness to thy whispered calls,
Rashness midst remembered falls,
Transient fears beneath the rod,
Treacherous trifling with my God;


Tasting that the Lord is good,
Pining then for poisoned food;
At the fountains of the skies
Craving creaturely supplies!


Worldly cares at worship-time;
Grovelling aims in works sublime;
Pride, when God is passing by!
Sloth, when souls in darkness die!


Chilled devotions, changed desires,
Quenched corruption's earlier fires:
Sins like these my heart deceive,
Thee, who only know'st them, grieve.


O how lightly have I slept,
With thy daily wrongs unwept!
Sought thy chidings to defer,
Shunned the wounded Comforter.


Woke to holy labours fresh,
With the plague-spot in my flesh;
Angel seemed to human sight,
Stood a leper in thy light!


Still thy comforts do not fail,
Still thy healing aids avail;
Patient inmate of my breast,
Thou art grieved, yet I am blest.


O be merciful to me,
Now in bitterness for thee!
Father, pardon through thy Son
Sins against thy Spirit done!

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 7 7 7
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Eph 4:30;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1889# 768
      1954# 296
      MUSIC
      Name: HEINLEIN (AUS DER TIEFE)
      Meter: 7 7 7 7
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1676
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        7 7 7 7

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