O Divine Redeemer (Charles Gounod)
- Editor: Andrew Hawryluk (submitted 2009-05-02). Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 179 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Separate choral and accompaniment parts available from the website.
- Editor: Kelvin Smith (submitted 2003-05-07). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 906 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: choral parts only
Title: O Divine Redeemer
Composer: Charles Gounod
First published: 1893
Original text and translations
Ah! Turn me not away,
Receive me tho' unworthy;
Hear Thou my cry,
Behold, Lord, my distress!
Answer me from thy throne
Haste Thee, Lord to mine aid,
Thy pity shew in my deep anguish!
Let not the sword of vengeance smite me,
Though righteous thine anger,
O Lord! Shield me in danger, O regard me!
On Thee, Lord, alone will I call.
O Divine Redeemer!
I pray Thee, grant me pardon,
and remember not, remember not my sins!
Forgive me, O Divine Redeemer!
Night gathers round my soul;
Fearful, I cry to Thee;
Come to mine aid, O Lord!
Haste Thee, Lord, haste to help me!
Hear my cry! Save me Lord in Thy mercy;
Come and save me O Lord
Save, in the day of retribution,
From Death shield Thou me, O my God!
O Divine Redeemer, have mercy!
Help me, my Saviour!