Friday, March 25, 2016

Hymn For Today - 3

Forgive them O My Father
They know not what they do
The Saviour spake in anguish
As the sharp nails went through

No pained approaches gave He
To them that shed His Blood
But prayer and tenderest pity
Large as the love of God

For me was that compassion
For me that tender care
I need His wide forgiveness
As much as any there

It was my price and hardness
That hung Him on the Tree
Those cruel nails O Saviour
Were driven in by me

And often I have slighted
Thy Gentle Voice that chide
Forgive me too Lord Jesus
I know not what I did

O depth of sweet compassion
O Love Divine and True
Save Thou the souls that slight Thee

And know not what they do

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