Have Pity on your children, Lord Words: Brenton Prigge © 2005 New Hymn CCLI # 4506193

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© 2005 Brenton Prigge

 

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Suggested Tune BEHOLD ME STANDING AT THE DOOR (8.8.8.8. and refrain.)


O God, you are an awesome God!

You hold the aeons in your hands.

Not ours to know the times nor days;

We cannot know your simplest plans.

 

Have mercy, Lord, we've scorned your love,

Forgive us for this gaping rift!

We've raped your world, Creation groans -

Oh, pardon us the plundered gift!

 

O Lord, you are so merciful -

Do not withhold your mighty hands!

O God who rides the ancient skies,

Pour out your rain on sun scorched lands.

 

Have mercy, Lord, we've scorned your love,

Forgive us for this gaping rift!

We've raped your world, Creation groans -

Oh, pardon us the plundered gift!

 

O God, you are a loving God

So bring the lonely to our doors

And from the bounty we've received

Provide through us now for the poor.

 

Have mercy, Lord, we've scorned your love,

Forgive us for this gaping rift!

We've raped your world, Creation groans -

Oh, pardon us the plundered gift!

 

O Lord, you are an awesome God

And though we know not time nor day

We cry, O Lord, "Come soon to us!"

But 'till that day we'll live the Way.

 

Let every creature praise and sing,

For God Himself became our gift!

The Son of God, who will return,

Once bore the cross that spanned the rift!

Therefore we serve you humbly, Lord

Enduring every suffering

For there's no hardship can surpass

The glory that our King will bring.

 

Let every creature praise and sing,

For God Himself became our gift!

The Son of God, who will return,

Once bore the cross that spanned the rift!

 


 

Based on lections from RCL (A) for 7 th Easter: Acts 1:6-14; Ps 68:1-10, 32-35; 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11