You Are Merciful to Me

Based on the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican (Luke 18:9-14)

“You are Merciful to Me”

Near my God, I will stand and pray
I will bring no works to commend me
And thanks I’ll raise for the freest grace
For the sovereign love that revived me
I was like other men, adulterers and thieves
Without hope in righteous deeds

Chorus: But You are merciful to me, a sinner
You lift my fallen head
All I plead: Your grace, my need
My only hope to stand before Your throne
You are merciful to me, a sinner

Far away, I will bow and pray
For I see the stains that condemned me
But heav’n broke through
Like a shepherd, true,
You left the fold just to find me
Like a father running
To greet a wayward son
You clothed me with Your robe and ring

(Chorus)

Mercy falls on the least of all
And justifies the unworthy
There I’ll stay, in the lowest place
And extend Your hope to the hopeless
I was like other men, adulterers and thieves
May they see the grace I’ve seen

(Chorus)

©2019 Darby Hughes