Scripture Verse

Remember not against us former iniquities. Psalm 79:8

Introduction

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 217.

Music: Gor­ton (West), ar­ranged from Lud­wig van Beet­ho­ven (1770–1827) by John E. West (1863–1929) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of West (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770–1827)

Lyrics

Remember not, O God,
The sins of long ago;
In tender mercy visit us,
Distressed and humbled low.

O Lord, our Savior, help,
And glorify Thy name;
Deliver us from all our sins,
And take away our shame.

In Thy compassion hear
Thy prisoner’s plaintive sigh,
And in the greatness of Thy power
Save those about to die.

Then, safe within Thy fold,
We will exalt Thy name;
Our thankful hearts with songs of joy
Thy goodness will proclaim.