499. O God of Mercy, God of Might

1 O God of mercy, God of might,
In love and mercy infinite,
Teach us, as ever in your sight,
To live our lives to you.

2 You sent your Son for all to die
That fallen man might live thereby.
Oh, hear us, for to you we cry
In hope, O Lord, to you.

3 Teach us the lesson Jesus taught:
To feel for those his blood has bought,
That ev'ry deed and word and thought
May work a work for you.

4 All are redeemed, both far and wide,
Since Jesus Christ for all has died;
Grant us the will, and grace provide,
To love them all in you.

5 In sickness, sorrow, want, or care
May we each other's burdens share;
May we, where help is needed, there
Give help as though to you.

6 And may your Holy Spirit move
All those who live to live in love
Till you receive in heav'n above
All those who lived for you.

Text Information
First Line: O God of mercy, God of might
Title: O God of Mercy, God of Might
Author: Godfrey Thring, 1823-1903 (alt.)
Meter: 888 6
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Christian Love
Tune Information
Name: ISLEWORTH
Composer: Samuel Howard, 1710-82
Meter: 888 6
Key: d minor
Notes: Alternate setting: 572



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