Scripture Verse

Deliver me from blood guiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of Thy righteousness. Psalm 51:14

Introduction

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William Tans’ur
(1700–1783)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Re­pen­tance and faith in the blood of Christ.

Music: Ban­gor Will­iam Tan­s’ur, 1734 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Lyrics

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 oppressed with sin’s desert,
My God will ne’er despise;
A humble groan, a broken heart,
Is our best sacrifice.