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611. For thy mercy and thy grace

1 For thy mercy and thy grace,
Faithful through another year,
Hear our song of thankfulness;
Father, and Redeemer, hear.

2 Lo! our sins on thee we cast,
Thee, our perfect Sacrifice;
And, forgetting all the past,
Press towards 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, Saviour, 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 Keep us faithful, keep us pure,
Keep us evermore thine own;
Help, O help us to endure;
Fit us for the promised crown.

6 So within thy palace gate
We shall praise, on golden strings,
Thee, the only Potentate,
Lord of lords, and King of kings.


Text Information
First Line: For thy mercy and thy grace
Author: Henry Downton (1841)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 7. 7. 7. 7.
Scripture: Psalm 73:24; Philippians 2:9-10
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Arthur H. Brown
Meter: 7. 7. 7. 7.
Key: D Major

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