| THOU gracious God, and kind,
O cast our sins away,
Nor call our former guilt to mind,
Thy justice to display.
|2|| Thy tenderest mercies show,
Thy richest grace prepare,
Lest by our guilty fears laid low,
We perish in despair.
|3|| Save us from guilt and shame,
Thy glory to display,
And for the great Redeemer’s name,
Wash all our sins away.
|4|| So we Thy flock, Thy choice,
The people of Thy love,
Through life shall in Thy care rejoice,
But praise Thee best above.
|William Goode, 1762-1816|