1. Have Mercy On Me

Words and music by Grant Van Leuven

2003 Dumb Sheep Music

Song Sketch Intro:
This song is based on my meditation of Luke 18:9-14.  It is intended as personal mediation/prayer, and not a "worship song".

CHORUS:
HAVE MERCY ON ME
HAVE MERCY ON ME
HAVE MERCY ON ME,  for I am a sinner. HAVE MERCY ON ME, HAVE MERCY ON ME

VERSE 1
For Thou, O LORD, would be right to strike me down.  For Thou, O LORD, should turn Your face away from me

For You are holy, like a fire.  And I’m the reason for Your scars.

With my sin always before me, it's hard to believe You …

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VERSE 2
For I, O LORD.  I don’t have a leg to stand on.

For I, O LORD have no defense to give to You.

For I am guilty, guilty as charged.  But You paid my ransom with Your Son.

Now He’s always before You, so You can always

CHORUS

BRIDGE

In this state of grace I often fail You – Feel like I have to make it right somehow.

But like the tax man, afraid to come to You to pray: I beat my breast, hang my head, and humbled, I say

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