How Gracious Are Thy Mercies, Lord

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1 How gracious are Thy mercies, Lord,
They hallow all my days;
Thy gifts of tenderness and love
Inspire my heart to praise.
The growing miracle of faith
Assures me I am Thine.
Oh, praise thy name that I can share
This fellowship divine!

2 How lovely are Thy mercies, Lord,
The earth, the sky and sea,
For all things good and beautiful
I offer praise to Thee.
For clouds by day and stars by night,
For blossoms frail and fair,
For all thy glorious handiwork
My heart is moved to prayer.

3 How tender are Thy mercies, Lord,
Thy grace when days are long,
And in the lonely midnight hour
Thy precious gift of song.
When I approach the gates of death
And life is at an end,
Thy presence will sustain me still,
My Saviour and my Friend.

Source: Christian Praise #19

Author: Sybil Armes

Armes, Sibyl Leonard. (1914--?). --C. E. Claghorn, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: How gracious are thy mercies, Lord
Title: How Gracious Are Thy Mercies, Lord
Author: Sybil Armes
Language: English
Copyright: © 1964 Broadman Press



Thought by some scholars to date back to the Middle Ages, KINGSFOLD is a folk tune set to a variety of texts in England and Ireland. The tune was published in English Country Songs [sic: English County Songs] (1893), an anthology compiled by Lucy E. Broadwood and J. A. Fuller Maitland. After having…

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Baptist Hymnal (1975 ed) #230


Christian Praise #19

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