Pardon Me, O My God
Artist: Church of Monett
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1. Pardon me, O my God, That I, dust, ashes approach Thee,
Yet that which caused my tears to flow Was the remembrance of suff’ring;
The cruel death of Thy martyrs, Defenseless lambs, altogether,
Innocent, led to the water and fire, To the sword and beast’s devouring;
There to suffer and there to die For Thy name’s sake most holy;
There to suffer and there to die, For Thy name’s sake, O my God!

2. Howe’er I joy contemplated, As I their confidence seeing,
In Thy great grace as they fought valiantly Thru the strait gate all foreseeing
Ah! How I often did wish then, To be a partaker with them,
My soul went with them to prison and then In the tribunal I stayed them,
There to suffer and there to die For Thy name’s sake most holy;
There to suffer and there to die, For Thy name’s sake, O my God!

3. Patiently bear, I besought them, Without gainsaying or flinching;
Suffer the sentence of death urging them At the place of execution,
Scaffold and stake, saying to them, Fight valiantly, sisters, brethren,
The crown awaits you – and died thus with them, So great my love bound up with them,
There to suffer and there to die For Thy name’s sake most holy;
There to suffer and there to die, For Thy name’s sake, O my God!