Father of Mercies! God of Love! ~ Hymn

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Father of Mercies! God of Love!

Father of mercies! God of love!
Whose kind compassion still we prove,
Our praise accept, and bless us here,
As brought to this—another year.

We sing Thy goodness all divine,
Whose radiant beams around us shine,
’Tis through Thy goodness we appear
Preserved to this—another year.

Our souls, our all we here resign;
Make us, and keep us ever Thine;
And grant that in Thy love and fear
We may begin—another year.

Be this our sweet experience still,
To know and do Thy holy will;
Then shall our souls, with joy sincere,
Bless Thee for this—another year.

Still, Lord, through life Thy love display,
And then in death’s approaching day,
We’ll joyful part with all that’s here,
Nor wish on earth—another year.

Words: Samuel Medley, 1789.

4 thoughts on “Father of Mercies! God of Love! ~ Hymn

  1. Love reading your blog and took some time to try and catch up! Such beautiful posts, stories, photos and ideas. What a blessing! My life’s been very full with work AND babysitting, leaving no time for blogging. Don’t know if I’ll get back to it – but am blessed to read other’s work! God’s abundant blessings for the year ahead!

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