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Lord I Deserve Thy Deepest Wrath

by Basil Manly Jr. (1825–1892)
(#445 in the Baptist Psalmody, 1850)

Basil Manly Hymn

"God, be merciful to me a sinner (Luke 18:13).

1.   Lord, I deserve Thy deepest wrath,
         Ungrateful, faithless I have been;
      No terrors have my soul deterred,
         Nor goodness wooed me from my sin.

2.   My heart is vile, my mind depraved,
         My flesh rebels against Thy will;
      I am polluted in thy sight,
         Yet, Lord, have mercy on me still!

3.   Without defense, to thee I look,
         To Thee, the only Savior, fly;
      Without a hope, without a friend,
         In deep distress to thee I cry.

4.   Speak peace to me, my sins forgive,
         Dwell Thou within my heart, O God,
      The guilt and power of sin remove,
         And fit me for thy blest abode.

"Lord I Deserve Thy Deepest Wrath"
Words by Basil Manly, Jr.
From the Baptist Psalmody (1850)
Hymn Tune: MELITA (
Music by John B. Dykes (1823-1876)

©Public Domain

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