For mercies past, we praise thee, Lord

For mercies past, we praise thee, Lord

Published in 11 hymnals

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For mercies past we praise Thee, Lord,
The fruits of earth, the hopes of heaven,
Thy helping arm, Thy guiding word,
And answered prayers, and sins forgiven.

Whene’er we tread on danger’s height,
Or walk temptation’s slippery way,
Be still, to lead our steps aright,
Thy word our guide, Thine arm our stay!

Be ours Thy blessed presence still;
United hearts, unchanging love;
No thought that contradicts Thy will,
No wish that centres not above!

And since we must be parted here,
Support us when the hour shall come;
Dry gently Thou the mourner’s tear,
Rejoin us in our heavenly home.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #507

Text Information

First Line: For mercies past, we praise thee, Lord

Notes

For mercies past we praise Thee, Lord. [Domestic Worship.] Given as "Anonymous" in Longfellow and Johnson's Unitarian Book of Hymns, 1846, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. It was repeated in their Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, and the Boston Hymn & Tune Book, 1868. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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A Book of Hymns and Tunes: for the Sunday-School, the Congregation and Home: 2nd ed. #55

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #507

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #507

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #102

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #83

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #105

Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d43

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Hymns of the Spirit #142

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National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #7

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #545

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