Psalter Number 217.   Forgiving Mercy Besought - Psalm 79

1. Remember not, O God,

The sins of long ago;

In tender mercy visit us,

Distressed and humbled low.


2. O Lord, our Saviour, help,

And glorify Thy Name;

Deliver us from all our sins

And take away our shame.


3. In Thy compassion hear

Thy prisoner's plaintive sigh,

And in the greatness of Thy power

Save those about to die.


4. Then, safe within Thy fold,

We will exalt Thy Name;

Our thankful hearts with songs of joy

Thy goodness will proclaim.