Don Fortner


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