As Wide As the Skies Is Thy Mercy, O God   2 comments

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Above:  Snow-Clad Fields in Morning Light (Between 1900 and 1912), by Gardner Symons (1863-1930)

Publisher and Copyright Claimant = Detroit Pubishing Company

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994022603/PP/)

Reproduction Number = LC-D416-174

Original Danish Words by Bernhardt Severin Ingemann (1789-1862)

English Translation by the Reverend P. C. Paulsen (1881-1948)

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home, Third Edition (1938), of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, denominations with Danish heritage

http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/assembled-in-this-thy-house-danish-american-lutherans-1870-1962/

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1.  As wide as the skies is Thy mercy, O God!

Thy faithfulness shieldeth creation.

Thy bounteous hand from the mountains abroad

Is stretched over country and nation.

2.  Like heaven’s embrace is Thy love, O my Lord!

In judgment profound Thou appearest.

Thou savest our souls through Thy life-giving word.

The cries of Thy chidren Thou hearest.

3.  How precious is Thy goodness, O Father above,

Where children of men are abiding.

Thou spreadest through darkness the wings of Thy love;

We under their pinions are hiding.

4.  For languishing souls Thou preparest a rest,

The quivering dove Thou protectest;

Thou givest us being, eternal and blest,

In mercy our life Thou protectest.

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