Father of mercies, God of love, Whose kind compassion still we prove

Father of mercies, God of love, Whose kind compassion still we prove

Author: Samuel Medley
Tune: REQUIES (Hastie)
Published in 24 hymnals

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1 Father of mercies! God of love!
Whose kind compassion still we prove,
Our praise accept, and bless us here,
As brought to this—another year.

2 We sing Thy goodness all divine,
Whose radiant beams around us shine;
’Tis thro' thy goodness we appear
Spared to this—another year.

3 What shall we render to thy name,
Or how thy glorious praise proclaim!
Whose constant, kind, indulgent care,
Has brought us to—another year.

4 Minutes, and mercies multiply'd,
A constant ever-flowing tide,
Have closely follow'd us while here,
And brought us to—another year.

5 Thy bounty, pity, patience too,
With thankful hearts, Lord, we review;
And own, we've had a plenteous share
To bring us to—another year

6 Our souls, our all, we here resign;
Make us, and keep us, ever thine;
And grant, that in Thy love and fear
We may begin—another year.

7 Be this our sweet experience still,
To know and do thine holy will;
Then shall our souls, with joy sincere,
Bless Thee for this—another year.

8 Help us to wok as in thy sight,
With growing pleasure and delight;
Then, whether life or death appear,
We'll bless thee for—another year.

9 Still, Lord, thro' life thy love display,
And then in death’s approaching day
We’ll joyful part with all that’s here,
Nor wish on earth—another year.

Source: A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #CLXXX

Author: Samuel Medley

Medley, Samuel, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford. Thence, in 1772, he removed to Byrom Street, Liv… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father of mercies, God of love, Whose kind compassion still we prove
Author: Samuel Medley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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