"Jesus, Pitying the Sighs"
"The Seven Words on the Cross"
by Thomas B. Pollock, 1836-1896

1. Jesus, pitying the sighs
Of the thief who near Thee dies,
Promising him Paradise:
Hear us, holy Jesus.

2. May we in our guilt and shame
Still Thy love and mercy claim,
Calling humbly on Thy name:
Hear us, holy Jesus.

3. May our hearts to Thee incline,
Looking from our cross to Thine,
Cheer our souls with hope divine:
Hear us, holy Jesus.

The Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn #181
Text: Luke 23:43
Author: Thomas B. Pollock, 1870
Composer: Bernhard Schumacher, 1939
Tune: "Septem Verba"