17. 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 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
My daily thanks employ;
Nor is the least a cheerful heart
That tastes those gifts with joy.

3 Through every period of my life
Thy goodness I'll pursue;
And after death, in distant worlds,
The glorious theme renew.

4 When nature fails, and day and night
Divide Thy works no more,
My ever grateful heart, O Lord,
Thy mercy shall adore.

5 Through all eternity to Thee
A joyful song I'll raise;
For oh, eternity's too short
To utter all Thy praise.

Text Information
First Line: When all Thy mercies, O my God
Author: Joseph Addison (1712)
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Worship: Praise and Thanksgiving; Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
Notes: Alternate tune #5 or #115
Tune Information
Meter: C. M.
Key: G Major
Notes: Composer from index: Wm. Tansur, 1785

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