Order of Holy Unction

A stream of mercy springs

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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A stream of mercy springs
O Christ our Lord from Thee;
Compassionate art Thou,
And full of sympathy.

Let now our eyes be turned,
To where that mercy flows;
Reveal Thy love divine,
And heal our smarting woes.

O may that wondrous stream
Flow plenteously apace;
That we may cleansed be,
We now entreat Thy grace.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: A stream of mercy springs
Title: Order of Holy Unction
Greek Title: ὡς θεῖος ποταμὸς, τοῦ ἐλέους ὑπάρχων
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 6.6.6.6
Source: Euchologion, p. 261
Language: English
Publication Date: 1902
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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