Show Mercy to Us [Song]

This song was written as the Penitential Rite for the Soli Mass (before the 2010 revised translation).  The three verses follow a Trinitarian formula – focussing first on the forgiving mercy of the Father; then the loving sacrifice of the Son, and the healing action of the Spirit.

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LYRICS

Show mercy to us, loving Father.
We have sinned against you, please make us anew.
In your love and your grace You forgive us.
Lord have mercy. (Lord have mercy.)

Look not on our failings, Lord, Jesus.
We have sinned against you, please make us anew.
By your life and your death, You redeem us.
Christ have mercy. (Christ have mercy.)

Come fill our hearts Holy Spirit.
We have sinned against you, please make us anew.
Forgive us and heal us and save us.
Lord have mercy. (Lord have mercy.)

Liturgical Use(s): Penitential, Lent

Words & Music by Jo Boyce
Copyright © 1995 CJM MUSIC
CCLI No. 3109010
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