284. Father of Mercies, in Thy Word

1 Father of mercies, in Thy Word
What endless glory shines!
Forever be Thy name adored
For these celestial lines.

2 Here may the blind and hungry come
And light and food receive;
Here shall the lowliest guest have room
And taste and see and live.

3 Here springs of consolation rise
To cheer the fainting mind,
And thirsty souls receive supplies
And sweet refreshment find.

4 Here the Redeemer’s welcome voice
Spreads heav'nly peace around,
And life and everlasting joys
Attend the blissful sound.

5 Oh, may these hallowed pages be
My ever dear delight;
And still new beauties may I see
And still increasing light!

6 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord,
Be Thou forever near;
Teach me to love Thy sacred Word,
And view my Savior here.


Text Information
First Line: Father of mercies, in Thy Word
Title: Father of Mercies, in Thy Word
Author: Anne Steele (1760, cento)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Word: Law and Gospel
Tune Information
Composer: William Wheall (1729)
Meter: C.M.
Key: D Major

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