247. Father of mercies, in your word

1 Father of mercies, in your word
what endless glory shines!
For ever be your name adored
for these celestial lines.

2 Here may the blind and hungry come
and light and food receive;
here shall the humble guest find room
and taste and see and live.

3 Here the redeemer's welcome voice
spreads heavenly peace around,
and life and everlasting joys
attend the blissful sound.

4 Here springs of consolation rise
to cheer the fainting mind,
and thirsty souls receive supplies
and sweet refreshment find.

5 Divine instructor, gracious Lord,
be now and always near;
teach us to love your sacred word
and view our saviour here.

Text Information
First Line: Father of mercies, in your word
Author: Anne Steele (1717-1778)
Publication Date: 1987
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (CM)
Topic: God, Spirit: Word of Truth, the Scriptures; Advent 2: The Word of God in the Old Testament; Epiphany 6, Revelation: Parables (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: H. S. Irons (1834-1905)
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (CM)
Key: D Major

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