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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 ever send us,
patience untiring and courage unfailing.

2 Though we are lost, you have sought us and found us,
stilled our rude hearts with your word of consoling.
Wrap now your peace, like a mantle, around us,
guarding our thoughts and our passions controlling.

3 How shall we stray, with your hand to direct us,
you who the stars in their courses are guiding?
What shall we fear, with your power to protect us,
we who walk forth in your greatness confiding?


Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #436

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)
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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