1 FATHER, of mercies! God of love!
My Father and my God!
I'll sing the honors of thy name,
And spread thy praise abroad.
2 In every period of my life
Thy thoughts of love appear;
Thy mercies gild each transient scene,
And crown each passing year.
3 In all thy mercies, may my soul
A Father's bounty see;
Nor let the gifts thy grace bestows
Estrange my heart from thee.
4 Teach me, in times of deep distress,
To own thy hand, O God!
And in submissive silence learn
The lessons of thy rod.
5 Through every period of my life,
Each bright, each clouded scene,
Give me a meek and humble mind,
Still equal and serene.
6 Then may I close my eyes in death,
Redeemed from anxious fear;
For death itself, my God, is life,
If thou art with me there.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #118
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|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #14||Father of mercies! God of Love!||Father of mercies! God of Love!||Ottiwell Heginbotham||2012|