Jesus, Lord, Have Mercy

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1 Jesus, Lord, have mercy
On the souls so blest,
Who in faith gone from us
Now in death find rest.
Here 'mid stress and conflict
Toils can never cease;
There the warfare ended,
Bid them rest in peace.

2 Sorely were they wounded
In the deadly strife;
Heal them, good Physician,
With the balm of life.
Ev'ry taint of evil,
Frailty and decay,
Good and gracious Savior,
Cleanse and purge away.

3 Grant them rest eternal
After weary fight;
Shed on them the radiance
Of your heav'nly light.
Lead them onward, upward,
To the holy place
Where your saints, made perfect,
Gaze upon your face.

Source: One in Faith #604

Author: Edmund S. Palmer

Palmer, Edmund Stuart, M.A., was b. Dec. 31, 1856, at Wherwell Priory, Hants, and educated at the Univ. of Edinburgh (M.B. and C.M., 1882) and Cuddesdon College. He was ordained D. 1889, P. 1890, as curate of St. Saviour's, Leeds; was from 1893 to 1901 on the staff of the Universities Mission at Zanzibar, and in 1904 became Vicar of Kirton in Holland, Lines. While at Zanzibar he wrote, in Swahili, a hymn for the Holy Communion, beginning “Yesu Bin Mariamu," printed in the U.M.C. A. Hymn Book. He translation it into English as "Jesu, Son of Mary, Fount of life alone," and this, privately printed in 1902, was re-written for The English Hymnal, 1906, No. 356. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hy… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, Lord, have mercy
Title: Jesus, Lord, Have Mercy
Author: Edmund S. Palmer
Meter: 6.5.6.5 D
Copyright: Public Domain

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