Father of mercies, in thy wordAuthor: Anne Steele (1760)
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1 Father of mercies, in your Word
what endless glory shines;
forever be your name adored
for these celestial lines.
2 Here may the wretched sons of want
exhaustless riches find;
riches above what earth can grant
and lasting as the mind.
3 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice
spreads heav'nly peace around;
and life and everlasting joys
attend the blissful sound.
4 O may these heav'nly pages be
my ever-dear delight;
and still new beauties may I see,
and still increasing light.
5 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord,
O be forever near;
teach me to love your sacred Word,
and view my Savior there.
Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #144
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Father of mercies, in Thy word. Anne Steele. [Holy Scripture.] First published in her Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional, 1760, vol. i. p. 58, in 12 stanzas of 4 lines, repeated in the enlarged edition, 1780, and in Sedgwick's reprint of her Hymns, 1863, p. 36. In 1769, Ash & Evans gave a selection of 6 stanzas in their Bristol Baptist Collection, No. 79, and from this arrangement mainly the well-known hymn is taken. It is in extensive use in Great Britain and America, and is one of the most popular of Miss Steele's hymns.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 12 of 12)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #267||Father of Mercies, in Thy Word||Father of mercies, in Thy word||EVAN||Anna Steele, 1716-1778||CM||1994||Encouragement | ; Word of God ||
|Church Family Worship #601||Father of mercies, in thy word||Father of mercies, in thy word||CM||1988|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #167||Father of mercies, in thy word||Father of mercies, in thy word||CM||1983|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #357||Father of mercies, in thy word||Father of mercies, in thy word||CM||1983|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #247||Father of mercies, in your word||Father of mercies, in your word||SOUTHWELL (IRONS)||Anne Steele (1717-1778)||8 6 8 6 (CM)||1987||God, Spirit | Word of Truth, the Scriptures; Advent 2 | The Word of God in the Old Testament; Epiphany 6, Revelation | Parables; Christ the Teacher | ; Lent 3, The King and the Kingdom | Suffering|
|Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #224||Father of mercies, in thy word||Father of mercies, in thy word||CM||1999|
|Small Church Music #323||Beatitudo||Father of mercies, in Thy Word||BEATITUDO||Anne Steele||220.127.116.11|
|Small Church Music #1043||Abergele||Father of mercies, in Your Word||ABERGELE||Anne Steele||18.104.22.168|
|Small Church Music #1561||Arden||Father of mercies, in Your Word||ARDEN||Anne Steele||22.214.171.124|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #218||Father of mercies, in thy word||Father of mercies, in thy word||Anne Steele||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1485||Father of Mercies, in Thy Word||Father of mercies, in Thy Word||TALLIS' ORDINAL||Anne Steele||CM||<cite>Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional</cite>, 1760|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #144||Father of Mercies, in Your Word||Father of mercies, in your Word||BEATITUDO||Anne Steele||C.M.||Psalm 117:2||1990||God's Word | The Holy Scriptures; Christ | Teacher; Gospel | Excellency of; Poor ||