The Publican
Gerald Bieritz  
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Title: Festival of Music 2
Category: More Guest Soloists
Cassette 4: Side A
Song Title: The Publican
Composer: Beardsley Van De Water
Baritone Solo: Performed by Gerald Bieritz

Ambassador College - Young Ambassadors

Two men went up into the temple to pray
The one a Pharisee, and the other a publican
The Pharisee stood and pray'd thus within himself
"God, I thank Thee, that I am not as other men,
Extortioners, unjust or even as this publican, this publican
I fast twice in the week
I give tithes of all that I possess"

And the publican, standing afar off
Would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heav'n
But smote upon his breast, saying:
"God be merciful unto me, God be merciful unto me
A sinner, a sinner
Be merciful unto me a sinner
O God, be merciful to me"

I tell you, I tell you, this man went down to his house
Justified, justified rather than the other
For he that exalteth himself shall be abased
And he that humbleth himself shall be exalted
Exalted, exalted, exalted, exalted
"God be merciful unto me"