75. Sweet is the memory of Thy grace

1 Sweet is the memory of Thy grace,
My God, my heavenly King!
Let age to age Thy righteousness
In sounds of glory sing.

2 God reigns on high, but ne'er confines
His goodness to the skies;
Through the whole earth His bounty shines,
And every want supplies.

3 With longing eyes Thy creatures wait
On Thee for daily food;
Thy liberal hand provides their meat,
And fills their mouths with good.

4 How kind are Thy compassions, Lord!
How slow Thine anger moves!
But soon He sends His pardoning word,
To cheer the souls He loves.

5 Creatures with all their endless race,
Thy power and praise proclaim;
But saints, who taste Thy richer grace,
Delight to bless Thy Name.

Text Information
First Line: Sweet is the memory of Thy grace
Author: Watts (1719)
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: God: His Goodness; Epiphany, Second Sunday; Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity
Notes: Alternate tune #397 or #417
Tune Information
Meter: C. M.
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: Source from index: Playford's Psalter, 1671

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