Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #202: "Mercy, O Thou Son Of David!"

Hymn #201 Hymn #203

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202 (8.7.8.7)

"Mercy, O Thou Son of David!"

Thus blind Bartimeus cried;

"Others by Thy grace are saved;

O, vouchsafe to me Thine aid."

'Til the gracious Saviour bid him,

"Come, and ask Me what you will,"

Many for his crying chid him,

But he called the louder still.

Money was not what he wanted,

Though by begging used to live;

But he asked, and Jesus granted,

Alms which none but He could give.

"Lord remove this grievous blindness,

Let my eyes behold the day."

Straight he saw, and won by kindness,

Followed Jesus in the way.

Now methinks I hear him praising,

Publishing to all around:

“Friends, is not my case amazing?

What a Saviour I have found!

“Oh! that all the blind but knew Him,

Or could be advised by me!

Sure, if they were brought unto Him,

He would cause them all to see.

“Now I gladly leave my garments,

Follow Jesus in the way,

He will guide me by His counsel,

Bring me to eternal day.

“There I shall behold my Saviour,

Spotless, innocent, and pure;

There to reign with Him forever,

For His promises are sure.”

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