312. God of mercy, God of grace

God of mercy, God of grace,
Show the brightness of thy face;
Shine upon us, Savior, shine,
Fill thy Church with light divine;
And thy saving health extend
Unto earth's remotest end.

Let the people praise thee, Lord;
Be by all that live adored;
Let the nations shout and sing
Glory to their Savior King;
At thy feet their tribute pay,
And thy holy will obey.

Let the people praise thee, Lord;
Earth shall then her fruits afford;
God to man his blessings give,
Man to God devoted live;
All below, and all above,
One in joy, and light, and love.

Praise the Name of God most high,
Praise him, all below the sky,
Praise him, all ye heavenly host,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost;
As through countless ages past,
Evermore his praise shall last.


Text Information
First Line: God of mercy, God of grace
Author: Henry F. Lyte (1834)
Publication Date: 1916
Meter: Six 7s
Topic: Sundays after Epiphany; Holy Communion: Introits; Brotherhood and Service
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Smart (1866)
Meter: Six 7s
Incipit: 51756 65423 45432
Key: E♭ Major

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