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For Thy Mercy and Thy Grace   2 comments

New Year's Eve

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Words (1841) by Henry Downton (1818-1885)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1895), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

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1.  For Thy mercy and Thy grace,

Constant through another year,

Hear our song of thankfulness,

Jesus, our Redeemer, hear.

2.  Lo! our sins on Thee we cast,

Thee, our perfect Sacrifice;

And, forgetting all the past,

Press towards our glorious prize.

3.  Dark the future; let Thy light

Guide us, bright and morning Star:

Fierce our foes, and hard the fight;

Arm us, Saviour, for the war.

4.  In our weakness and distress,

Rock of strength, be Thou our Stay;

In the pathless wilderness

Be our true and living Way.

5.  Who of us death’s awful road

In the coming year shall tread?

With Thy rod and staff, O God,

Comfort Thou his dying bed.

6.  Keep us faithful, keep us pure,

Keep us evermore Thine own;

Help, O help us to endure;

Fit us for the promised crown.

7.  So within Thy palace gate

We shall praise, on golden strings,

Thee our only Potentate,

Lord of lords, and King of Kings.

Posted January 15, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Advent and Christmas 1800s, The Hymnal (1895)

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