God of mercy and compassion-English Version

Lyrics and Translation:

1 God of mercy and compassion,
Look with pity upon me.
Father, let me call Thee Father,
’Tis Thy child returns to Thee.

Jesus, Lord, I ask for mercy;
Let me not implore in vain;
All my sins—I now detest them,
Never will I sin again.

2 By my sins I have deserved
Death and endless misery;
Hell, with all its pains and torments,
And for all eternity. [Refrain]

3 By my sins I have abandoned
Right and claim to Heav’n above,
Where the saints rejoice forever,
In a boundless sea of love. [Refrain]

4 See our Savior, bleeding, dying,
On the cross of Calvary;
To that cross my sins have nailed Him,
Yet He bleeds and dies for me. [Refrain]

Type: Lenten Hymn

Story: Vaughan, Edmund, C.SS.R., was born Nov. 26, 1827, at Courtfield, Ross, Hereford, and was in 1906 one of the clergy of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton, Wavertree, Lanes. He was the author of all (except No. 21, “Mary sings, the ravish’d heavens,” which is by T. E. Bridgett) of the translations from S. Alfonso Maria de’ Liguori, which were edited by Bp. Coffin in 1863 (see pp. 242, i.; 1577, i.). He was also the author of the following original hymns:
— 1. God of mercy and compassion. Repentance.
2. Happy we, who thus united. The Holy Family.
3. Hark ! angelic songs resounding. St. Alfonso.
4. Holy Spirit! Fount of wisdom. Whitsuntide.
5. Let those who seek the world to please.
He died July 1, 1908

Composer: Edmund Vaughan

Parts: 4


Language: English

Subject: Lenten Hymn, Contrition, Passion.

Season: Lenten

Organ: Yes


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