1. God of mercy and compassion,
Look with pity upon me;
Father, let me call thee Father,
This tHy child returns to thee.
Jesus, Lord I ask for mercy,
Let me not implore in vain,
All my sins I now detest them,
Never will I sin again.
2. By my sins I have deserved
Death and endless misery,
Hell with its pain and torments,
And for all eternity.
3. By my sins I have abandoned
Right and claim to heaven above.
Where the saints rejoice forever
In a boundless sea of love.
4. See our savior, bleeding, dying,
On the cross of Calvary.
To that cross my sins have nailed him,
Yet he bleeds and dies for me.