Father of Mercies, In Thy Word   1 comment

Church of the Ascension

Above:  The Gospel Book, Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Cartersville, Georgia, May 10, 2015

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America

Words (published originally in twelve stanzas in 1760) by Anne Steele (1716-1778)

This version comes from the Bristol, England, Baptist Collection of Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (1769).

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1.  Father of mercies, in Thy Word

What endless glory shines!

Forever be Thy name adored

For these celestial lines.

2.  Here may the blind and hungry come

And light and food receive;

Here shall the lowliest guest have room

And taste and see and live.

3.  Here springs of consolation rise

To cheer the fainting mind,

And thirsting souls receive supplies

And sweet refreshment find.

4.  Here the Redeemer’s welcome voice

Spreads hean’nly peace around,

And life and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful sound.

5.  Oh, may these heavenly pages be

My ever dear delight;

And still new beauties may I see

And still increasing light!

6.  Divine Instructor, gracious Lord,

Be Thou forever near;

Teach me to love Thy sacred Word

And view my Savior here.

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