Fountain of Mercy, God of Love   Leave a comment

Farmers Harvesting Crops

Above:  Farmers Harvesting Crops, by Pietro de Crescenzi (circa 1233-circa 1320)

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-USZ62-110296

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (1923)

Words (1811) by Alice Flowerdew (1759-1830)

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1.  Fountain of mercy, God of love,

How rich Thy bounties are!

The rolling seasons, as they move,

Proclaim Thy constant care.

2.  When in the bosom of the earth

The sower hid the grain,

Thy goodness marked its secret birth,

And sent the early rain.

3.  The spring’s sweet influence was Thine;

The plants in beauty grew;

Thou gavest summer suns to shine,

And mild refreshing dew.

4.  These various mercies from above

Matured the swelling grain;

A yellow harvest crowns Thy love,

And plenty fills the plain.

5.  Fountain of love, our praise is Thine;

To Thee our songs we’ll raise,

And all created nature join

In sweet harmonious praise.

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