Ash Wednesday: A Hymn for the Beginning of Lent

17 Feb

Depth of Mercy
Charles Wesley, 1740

Depth of mercy! Can there be
Mercy still reserved for me?
Can my God His wrath forbear,
Me, the chief of sinners, spare?

I have long withstood His grace,
Long provoked Him to His face,
Would not hearken to His calls,
Grieved Him by a thousand falls.

There for me the Savior stands,
Shows His wounds and spreads His hands.
God is love! I know, I feel;
Jesus weeps and loves me still.

Now incline me to repent,
Let me now my sins lament,
Now my foul revolt deplore,
Weep, believe, and sin no more.

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Midi and all 13 verses here.

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2 Responses to “Ash Wednesday: A Hymn for the Beginning of Lent”

  1. Kat February 17, 2010 at 7:06 am #

    Oh, are you going to do this for Lent? EXCELLENT!!! Thanks, Mike – since I’m working (tax season, you know *sigh*), I won’t be able to do this myself, even though I’d like to – thank you for helping me to remember, reflect and rejoice in this season of salvation!

  2. Michael February 17, 2010 at 7:30 am #

    Thanks Kat. I don’t know that I’ll be able to do anything on a daily basis, but I’d like to be somewhat consistent with this.

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