Below is a wonderful hymn by Kim Fabricius. I can't sing very well, so if you'll join me in praying it I'll be delighted!
Lord, behold a wretched sinner
(Tune: Quem pastores laudavere)
Lord, behold a wretched sinner,
from the outer to the inner;
at repentance, rank beginner:
day and night my conscience cries.
Where begin? My faults keep mounting;
when I start I can’t stop counting;
huge the sum, but Christ’s accounting
crosses out and nullifies.
Good I would but can’t achieve it,
bad I hate but can’t relieve it.
God for us? I can’t believe it:
me the apple of his eye!
God forgives before petition;
grace alone shows our condition;
truth demands our self-suspicion:
like a snake the heart is sly.
While accusing scribes are hissing,
Christ portrays the Father kissing
cheek of child that he’s been missing:
Love forgives and sanctifies!
Leave a Reply