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Hymn: Father of mercies in thy word (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Father of mercies in thy word

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: 70

Page Number: 094, click to see hymnal pages


FATHER of mercies, in thy word

What endless glory shines!

Forever be thy name adored

For these celestial lines!

Here may the wretched sons of want

Exhaustless riches find;

Riches above what riches find;

Riches above what earth can grant,

And lasting as the mind.

Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,

And yields a rich repast;

Sublimer sweets than nature knows

Invite the longing taste.

Here springs of consolation rise

To cheer the fainting mind,

And thirsty souls receive supplies,

And sweet refreshment find.

Here the Redeemer's welcome voice

Spreads heavenly peace around;

And life and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful sound.

O may those heavenly pages be

My ever dear delight;

And still new beauties may I see.

And still increasing light.