Lord, Like the Publican I Stand

Words:  Thomas Raffles, 1831.

Music:  Davide C. Marney, 2008

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Lord, like the publican I stand,
And lift my heart to thee;
Thy pardn'ing grace, O God, command,
Be merciful to me.

I smite upon my worn, anxious breast,
O'erwhelmed with agony;
O save my soul by sin oppressed,
Be merciful to me.

My guilt, my shame, I all confess;
I have no hope nor plea
But Jesus' blood and righteousness;
Be merciful to me.

Here at thy cross I still would wait,
Nor from its shelter flee,
Till thou, O God, in mercy great,
Art merciful to me.