Scripture Verse

Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. Psalm 4:1


Virgil O. Stamps

Words: Vir­gil O. Stamps, in Hal­le­lu­jahs (Law­rence­burg, Ten­nes­see: James D. Vaugh­an, 1922).

Music: Ad­ger M. Pace (🔊 pdf nwc).

Adger M. Pace


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.


Father, Father,
Humbly now I come to Thee;
Father, Father,
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, Well done.