Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. Psalm 4:1
Words: Virgil O. Stamps, in Hallelujahs (Lawrenceburg, Tennessee: James D. Vaughan, 1922).
Music: Adger M. Pace (🔊 pdf nwc).
O Father, hear me as I pray to Thee,
I know that I am far from purity;
But Jesus died that sinful men might live,
So in His name I ask Thee to forgive.
Humbly now I come to Thee;
Hear, oh hear my humble plea.
I pray that Thou wilt pardon every sin;
O Lord, forgive and make me pure within.
Plant a desire for service in my heart
And give me strength to always do my part.
Tonight, O Father, as the shadows creep
And I so gently close my eyes in sleep,
I pray that Thou wilt guard me through the night
And keep me safe till comes the morning light.
When morning comes, oh, let me rise to work,
Forbid that duty I should ever shirk;
And when at last my race on earth is run,
Grant, Lord, that I may hear Thee say,