Text Based On Leviticus Chapter 23 (KJV)
Concerning the feasts of the LORD,
which ye shall proclaim to be holy
convocations, even these are my feasts.
Words: The Psalms of David, 1719
Music: adapted from the Metrical Psalter, 1855
Hursley (L.M.) v6/F
THINE HOLY DAYS, MY GOD, RESTORE
I cannot live without Thy light
Cast out and banished from Thy sight:
Thine Holy Days, my God, restore,
And guard me that I fall no more.
O Thou that hear’st when sinners cry,
Though all my crimes before Thee lie,
Behold them not with angry look,
But blot their mem’ry from Thy book.
Though I have grieved Thy Spirit, Lord,
His help and comfort still afford;
And let a wretch come near Thy throne,
To plead the merits of Thy Son.
A broken heart, my God, my King,
Is all the sacrifice I can bring;
The God of grace will ne’er despise
A broken heart for sacrifice.
My soul lies humbled in the dust,
And owns Thy dreadful sentence just:
Look down, O Lord, with pitying eye,
And save the soul condemned to die.
Then will I teach the world Thy ways;
Sinners shall learn Thy sovereign ways;
I’ll lead them to my Saviour’s blood,
And they shall praise a pardoning God.