Above: All Angels Episcopal Church, Eatonton, Georgia, January 22, 2017
Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
Text (1562) by John Marckant; altered by Reginald Heber (1783-1826)
Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1941), Evangelical and Reformed Church
O Lord, turn not Thy face away
From them that lowly lie,
Lamenting sore their sinful life
With tears and bitter cry.
Thy mercy gates are open wide
To them that mourn their sin;
O shout them not against us, Lord,
But let us enter in.
And need we, then, O Lord, repeat
The blessing which we crave,
When Thou dost know, before we speak,
The thing that we would have?
Mercy, O Lord, mercy we ask,
This is the total sum;
For mercy, Lord, is all our prayer,
O let Thy mercy come!
This is post #1800 of GATHERED PRAYERS.