121. For Thy Mercy and Thy Grace

1 For Thy mercy and Thy grace,
Constant thro' another year,
Hear our song of thankfulness;
Savior and Redeemer, hear!

2 Lo, our sins on Thee we cast,
Thee, our perfect Sacrifice,
And, forgetting all the past,
Press unto our glorious prize.

3 Dark the future; let thy light
Guide us, bright and Morning Star.
Fierce our foes and hard the fight;
Arm us, Savior, for the war.

4 In our weakness and distress,
Rock of strength, be Thou our Stay;
In the pathless wilderness,
Be our true and living Way.

5 Who of us death's awful road
In the coming year shall tread,
With Thy rod and staff, O God,
Comfort Thou his dying head.

6 Keep us faithful, keep us pure;
Keep us evermore Thine own.
Help, oh, help us to endure;
Fit us for the promised crown.


Text Information
First Line: For Thy mercy and Thy grace
Title: For Thy Mercy and Thy Grace
Author: Henry Downton (1841, ab. and alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: New Year
Tune Information
Key: D Major
Source: "Heilige Seelenlust," Breaslau, 1657, ad.

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