O Father Mine, Whose Mercies Never Cease   1 comment

Church of Our Saviour, Atlanta

Above:  Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Atlanta, Georgia, November 16, 2008

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Words (1919) by Anna Bernadine Dorothy Hoppe (1889-1941)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925), The Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod

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1.  O Father mine, whose mercies never cease,

Whose bounties toward Thy children e’er increase,

Create in me a heart whose gracious love

Reflects Thine own, Thou gracious God above.

2.  As Thou for Jesus’ sake forgavest me,

So fill my heart with tender love for Thee,

That I condemn not others, but forgive,

And live as Thou, O God, wouldst have me live.

3.  Let me not judge; O Father, keep my tongue

From evil; let no heart, with sadness wrung,

E’er seek in vain for mercy’s healing balm,

But grant me grace through Thee its fears to calm.

4.  As Thou dost every perfect gift bestow,

So let me live, that other hearts may know

Thy never-ceasing bounties, and confess

Thy grace, O Lord, in love and thankfulness.

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