79Psalm 79SM
    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