"FATHER, HAVE MERCY"
Music & Lyrics by Sonia King
Copyright 1987 Sonia King


Father, have mercy upon me,
And abundant mercy show.
According to your steadfast love
Wash me whiter than the snow.
Have mercy on me, O God.

Teach me Wisdom in my heart.
Purge me with hyssop and I'll be clean.
For I have done evil in thy sight.
Wash me from iniquity!
Have mercy on me, O God.

You delight - not in sacrifice.
Nor in offerings - were I to give you.
But a broken and a contrite heart
With these, O God,you will be pleased.

Fill me with joy and with gladness.
And hide your face from my sins.
Create a clean heart within me
And let me praise you with my voice again.

Father I know my sin.
I was brought forth in iniquity.
Against Thee, Thee only have I sinned,
Please wash me thoroughly,
Have mercy on me, O God.

Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
God hear my prayer and answer when I call.

Father, have mercy upon me.
In your love, Abba, cast me not away.
Take not your holy spirit from me.
Let me praise you with my voice again.
Let me praise you with my voice again.

Father hear my prayer.  Answer when I call.