God of Compassion, in Mercy Befriend Us

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1 God of compassion, in mercy befriend us;
Giver of grace for our needs all availing;
Wisdom and strength for each day do Thou send us,
Patience untiring and courage unfailing.

2 Wandering and lost, Thou hast sought us and found us,
Stilled our rude hearts with Thy Word of consoling,
Wrap now Thy peace, like a mantle, around us,
Guarding our thoughts and our passions controlling.

3 How shall we stray, with Thy hand to direct us,
Thou Who the stars in their courses art guiding?
What shall we fear, with Thy power to protect us,
We who walk forth in Thy greatness confiding?

Author: John J. Moment

John James Moment, 1875-1959 Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 1, 1875, Oro­no, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da. Died: May 11, 1959, Plain­field, New Jer­sey. Son of a Meth­od­ist min­is­ter, Mo­ment was ed­u­cat­ed at Prince­ton Un­i­ver­si­ty (BA 1896) and Hart­ford The­o­lo­gi­cal Sem­in­a­ry (BD 1906). He be­gan his ca­reer teach­ing at the Law­rence­ville school about five miles from Prince­ton (1898-1904). He held pas­tor­ates in East Or­ange, New Jer­sey (1904-08); Jer­sey Ci­ty, New Jer­sey (1908-11); High St. Pres­by­ter­i­an Church, New­ark, New Jer­sey (1911-18); and the Cre­scent Ave­nue Pres­by­ter­i­an Church, Plain­field, New Jer­sey (from 1919 un­til his re­tire­ment). From March to De­… Go to person page >

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First Line: God of compassion, in mercy befriend us
Title: God of Compassion, in Mercy Befriend Us
Author: John J. Moment (1933)
Language: English



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