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.
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…