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BibleGateway: Luke 18:9-14

ESV Text: Luke 18:9-14

KJV Text:

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     9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 323:
With Broken Heart and Contrite Sigh

— Organ Audio

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1. With broken heart and contrite sigh, 
A trembling sinner, Lord, I cry. 
Thy pardoning grace is rich and free,– 
O God, be merciful to me! 

2. I smite upon my troubled breast, 
With deep and conscious guilt opprest: 
Christ and His cross my only plea,– 
O God, be merciful to me! 

3. Far off I stand with tearful eyes 
Nor dare uplift them to the skies; 
But Thou dost all my anguish see,– 
O God, be merciful to me! 

4. Nor alms nor deeds that I have done 
Can for a single sin atone. 
To Calvary alone I flee,– 
O God, be merciful to me! 

5. And when, redeemed from sin and hell, 
With all the ransomed throng I dwell, 
My raptured song shall ever be, 
O God, be merciful to me!