630. Holy Father, in thy mercy

1 Holy Father, in thy mercy
Hear our anxious prayer;
Keep our loved ones, now far absent,
'Neath thy care.

2 Jesus, Saviour, let thy presence
Be their light and guide;
Keep, O keep them, in their weakness,
At thy side.

3 When in sorrow, when in danger,
When in loneliness,
In thy love look down and comfort
Their distress.

4 May the joy of thy salvation
Be their strength and stay;
May they love, and may they praise thee
Day by day.

5 Holy Spirit, let thy teaching
Sanctify their life;
Send thy grace that they may conquer
In the strife.

6 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
God, the One in Three,
Bless them, guide them, save them, keep them
Near to thee.


Text Information
First Line: Holy Father, in thy mercy
Author: Isabel Stevenson (1889)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 8. 5. 8. 3.
Topic: Travellers
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Ebenezer Prout, 1835-1909
Meter: 8. 5. 8. 3.
Key: G Major

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