Don Fortner


(Tune: America the Beautiful #531 CMD)


No sacrifice does God require,

No offering from me;

The sacrifice which He requires

Is true humility.

The sacrifices of God are

A broken spirit, and

A broken and a contrite heart

He never will condemn.


"The Lord is nigh unto them that

Are of a broken heart;"

He saves the contrite spirit and

From such will not depart.

My God, my haughty heart now break

By Your almighty grace!

Contrition is not natural

To Adam's fallen race.


Pour out Your Spirit, God of grace,

And cause this wretch to see

Your Son for sinners crucified

Upon the cursed tree.

O break my heart! O weep my soul!

Before the Crucified!

Contrition and humility

Is faith in Him who died!