God of mercy and compassion,
Look with pity upon me,
let me call Thee Father,
‘Tis Thy child returns to Thee.
== REFRAIN ==
I ask for mercy; Let me not implore in vain; All my sins,
I now detest them,
Never will I sin again.
== VERSE 2 ==
By my sins I have deserved Death and endless misery,
Hell with all its pains and torments,
And for all eternity.
== VERSE 3 ==
By my sins I have abandoned Right and claim to heav’n above. Where the saints rejoice forever In a boundless sea of love.
== VERSE 4 ==
See our Savior,
On the cross of Calvary; To that cross my sins have nail’d Him,
Yet He bleeds and dies for me.