Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

God of mercy, hear our prayer

Representative Text

1 God of mercy, hear our prayer,
For the children Thou hast giv'n;
May they all Thy blessings share,
Grace on earth and bliss in heav'n.

2 In the morning of their days,
May their hearts be drawn to Thee;
May they learn to lisp Thy praise
In their earliest infancy.

3 Cleanse their souls from ev'ry stain,
Through the Saviour's precious blood;
May they all be born again,
And be reconciled to God.

4 For this mercy, Lord, we cry;
Lend Thine ever-gracious ear;
While on Thee our souls rely,
Hear our prayer, in mercy hear!

Amen.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #660

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

Text Information

Tune

NUN KOMM, DER HEIDEN HEILAND

NUN KOMM DER HEIDEN HEILAND is a chorale derived from a chant. Among the simplest of the Lutheran repertoire, it is framed by identical lines–l and 4. Sing the entire hymn with antiphonal groups (the practice its original Latin author, Ambrose, strongly promoted). Sing some stanzas in unison and o…

Go to tune page >


[God of mercy, hear our prayer] (Mass of Joy and Peace)


PLEYEL'S HYMN


Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Gather (3rd ed.) #210

Include 56 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements