MY GOD, I WOULD CONFESS MY SIN
My God, I would confess my sin,
But where shall I begin?
All that I think, or say, or do
Is sin and only sin!
My righteousness and my good works
I now renounce as vile:
Arising from my sinful heart
My noblest works are vile!
Within my loathsome heart I see
A den of all that's vile,
A pit of dark iniquity,
My heart, my heart is vile!
A helpless, worthless sinner, Lord,
I fall before Your throne:
O God, be merciful to me,
A sinful wretch undone.
I know that if You will You can,
By Your almighty grace,
Save me, a wretched sinner, Lord,
And all my sins erase.
I plead Christ's blood, His precious blood,
And nothing but the blood:
Be pleased, great God, for Jesus' sake,
To save me by the blood.
(Tune: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say)
Common Meter Double 86.86.D