Lord Have Mercy


Words and Music By: Steve Merken
4/4 Time Key of F
Harmonica tab by Barry Leamon 10-01-2005
Tabs for a Low C 12 hole Chromatic

Verse 1

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Je-sus I've for-got-ten the words that You have spo-ken;

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prom-is-es that burned with-in my heart  have now grown dim.

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With a doubt-ing heart I fol-low the paths of earth-ly wis-dom:

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For-give me for my un-be-lief, re-new the fire a-gain.

Chorus

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Lord have mer-cy, Christ have mer-cy,

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Lord have mer-cy on me.

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Lord have mer-cy, Christ have mer-cy,

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Lord have mer-cy on   me.

Verse 2

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I have built an  al-ter where I wor-ship things    of man;

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 I have tak-en jour-neys that have drawn me far from You.

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So     I am now re-turn-ing to your mer-cies ev-er flow-ing;

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    Par-don my trans-gres-sions,    Help me love you a-gain
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Verse 3

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I have longed to know You  and Your ten-der mer-cies  Like a

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riv-er of     for-giv - ness   ev-er flow-ing with-out end.

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So I bow my heart be-fore You in the good-ness of Your Pres-ence,

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Your grace for-ev-er shin-ing  like a bea-con in the night.