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Every day I praise thee

Father of mercies, when fear possessed me

Author: James M. Gray
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Father of mercies, when fear possessed me,
Sin and its sorrows heavily pressed me,—
Heard Thou my cry, O Father,
Heard and delivered me!
Father of mercies, every day I praise Thee.

2 Saviour of sinners, Thou didst confess me,
And in Thine arms enfold and caress me;
Cleansed Thou my sin, O Saviour,
Cleansed and accepted me!
Saviour of sinners, every day I praise Thee.

3 Spirit of promise, when trials test me,
And of my peace temptations divest me,
Comfort Thou bringest, Spirit,
Comfort and strength to me!
Spirit of promise, every day I praise Thee.

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #139

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father of mercies, when fear possessed me
Title: Every day I praise thee
Author: James M. Gray



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

The Ideal Song and Hymn Book #d62

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The Voice of Thanksgiving #139

The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 5 #d58

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The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 2 #139

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