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“And he … wept bitterly.” Matt. 26. 75; Luke 22. 62

J. Hupton    C.M.

1
Jesus, omnipotent to save,
Exalted Prince of grace!
Light, life, and love, thou dost bestow
On men of vilest race.

2
The heart of steel to thee must yield,
The adamant give way;
The stoutest rebel bow and kneel,
And own thy sovereign sway.

3
Thy dying love, thy mercy felt,
Makes godly sorrow rise;
And tears of penitential grief
Gush from the sinner’s eyes.

4
Pardon through thy dear wounds and blood,
Thy gracious hand reveals,
And thy good Spirit on the heart
That gracious pardon seals.

5
“I hate my sins, I loathe myself,
O Lord!” the sinner cries;
“O quell my lust, nor let me fall!”
He prays with lifted eyes.