1 God of mercy, God of grace,
show the brightness of your face.
Shine upon us, Savior, shine;
fill your world with light divine;
all your saving health extend
unto earth's remotest end.
2 Let the people praise you, Lord;
be by all that live adored.
Let the nations shout and sing
glory to their gracious King;
at your feet their tribute pay,
and your holy will obey.
3 Let the people praise you, Lord;
earth shall then its fruits afford.
Unto us your blessing give;
we to you devoted live,
all below and all above,
one in joy and light and love.
Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #934
|First Line:||God of mercy, God of grace, Show the brightness of Thy face|
|Author:||Henry Francis Lyte|
God of mercy, God of grace, Shew the brightness of Thy face. H. F. Lyte. [Psalm lxvii.] First published in his Spirit of the Psalms, 1834, in 3 stanzas of 6 lines as his 2nd version of Psalm lxvii., and again in later editions of the same. It is in most extensive use in all English-speaking countries, and usually the original text is given unaltered as in Thring's Collection, 1882.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)