Hymnary Friends,

We don't often ask for money.

But, before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going.

You are one of more than half a million people who come here every month: worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and many more. Here at Hymnary.org, you have free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure site.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team,
Harry Plantinga

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

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us