732a. When all thy mercies, O my God

1 When all thy mercies, O my God,
my rising soul surveys,
transported with the view,
I'm lost in wonder, love and praise.

2 Unnumbered comforts to my soul
thy tender care bestowed,
before my infant heart conceived
from whom those comforts flowed.

3 When in such slipp'ery paths I ran
in childhood's careless days,
thine arm unseen conveyed me safe,
to walk in adult ways.

4 When worn with sickness oft hast thou
with health renewed my face;
and when in sins and sorrows sunk,
revived my soul with grace.

5 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
my daily thanks employ,
and not the least a cheerful heart
which tastes those gifts with joy.

6 Through ev'ry period of my life
thy goodness I'll pursue,
and after death in distant worlds
the glorious theme renew.

7 Through all eternity to thee
a joyful song I'll raise;
for O! eternity's too short
to utter all thy praise.

Text Information
First Line: When all thy mercies, O my God
Title: When all thy mercies, O my God
Author: Joseph Addison, 1672-1719
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Topic: Grace and Providence; Joy, Praise and Thanksgiving; Morning
Tune Information
Composer: Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, 1826-1889
Meter: CM
Key: D Major

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