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|Return to God, Poor Sinner||4|
|(Colloquy between the Good Shepherd and the Sinner)|
|B. M. J.|
- Return to God, poor sinner, it is meet;
Delay no more to bend thy rebel knee.
His Holy law thou'st broken; I entreat,
Return to him, who seeketh after thee,
Return to him, who seeketh after thee.
- Behold, O Lord! this lost and straying sheep
Whom Thou didst deign to seek for, O how long!
Aroused at last from its long deadly sleep,
Guilty, confused, this heart repents its wrong,
Guilty, confused, this heart repents its wrong.
- Repentant child, thy heart is all I seek,
And when thy heart is given all to Me,
My mercy takes thy service, rendered meek,
And rains down grace and loves unceasingly,
And rains down grace and loves unceasingly.
- My God! how good thou art to all of those,
Who with sincere repentance thee implore;
With grief and love my swelling heart o'erflows.
O give me grace to love thee evermore,
O give me grace to love thee evermore.
Copyright 1915 by P.J Kennedy & Sons. Used by Permission