God's free mercy streameth

God's free mercy streameth

Author: William Walsham How
Tune: RUTH (Smith)
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1 God's free mercy streameth
Over all the world,
And His banner gleameth,
By His church unfurled;
Broad and deep and glorious,
As the heav'n above,
Shines in might victorious
His eternal love.

2 Summer suns are glowing
Over land and sea;
Happy light is flowing,
Bountiful and free;
Evrything rejoices
In the mellow rays;
Earth's ten thousand voices
Swell the psalm of praise.

3 Lord, upon our blindness,
Thy pure radiance pour;
For Thy loving kindness
We would love Thee more;
And when clouds are drifting
Dark across the sky,
Then, the vail uplifting,
Father, be Thou nigh.

4 We will never doubt Thee,
Tho' Thou vail Thy light;
Life is dark without Thee,
Death with Thee is bright;
Light of light, shine o'er us
On our pilgrim way,
Go Thou still before us
To the endless day.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #337

Author: William Walsham How

William W. How (b. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 1823; d. Leenane, County Mayo, Ireland, 1897) studied at Wadham College, Oxford, and Durham University and was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. He served various congregations and became Suffragan Bishop in east London in 1879 and Bishop of Wakefield in 1888. Called both the "poor man's bishop" and "the children's bishop," How was known for his work among the destitute in the London slums and among the factory workers in west Yorkshire. He wrote a number of theological works about controversies surrounding the Oxford Movement and attempted to reconcile biblical creation with the theory of evolution. He was joint editor of Psalms and Hymns (1854) and Church Hymns (1871). While rec… Go to person page >

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Author: William Walsham How

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The Cyber Hymnal #1749
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Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #110

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