Holy spirit pity me

1 TJ1. HOLY Spirit pity me,
PierPierced with grief for grieving Thee;
Present, though I mourn apart,
Listen to a wailing heart.

2.Sins unnumbered I confess,
Of exceeding sinfulness;
Sins against Thyself alone,
Only to Omniscience known :

3.Deafness to Thy whispered calls,
Rashness midst remembered falls,
Transient fears beneath the rod,
Treacherous trifling with my God;

4.Tasting that the Lord Is good,
Pining then for poisoned food;
At the fountains of the skies
Craving creaturely supplies;

5. Worldly cares at worship time;
Grovelling aims in works sublime;
Pride, when God is passing by;
Sloth, when souls in darkness die;

6.Chilled devotions, changed desires,
Quenched  corruption's earlier fires :
Sins like these my heart deceive,
Thee,who only  know'st them,grieve.

7.O how lightly have I slept
With Thy daily wrongs unwept,
Sought Thy chidings to defer,
Shunned the wounded Comforter:

8.Woke to holy labours fresh
With the plague-spot in my flesh;
Angel seemed to human sight,
Stood a leper in Thy light.

9.Still Thy comforts do not fail,
Still Thy healing aids avail;
Patient inmate of my breast,
Thou art grieved, yet I am blest.

10. O be merciful to me,
Now in bitterness for Thee.
Father, pardon through Thy Son
Sins against Thy Spirit done.


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