Lord, for the mercies of the night

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1 Lord, for the mercies of the night
Our humble thanks we pay,
And unto Thee we dedicate
The first fruits of the day.

2 Let this day praise Thee, O Lord God,
And so let all our days;
And O let heaven's eternal day
Be Thine eternal praise!


Source: The Hymnbook #533

Author: John Mason

Mason, John. The known facts of his life are scanty. He was the son of a Dissenting Minister, and the grandfather of John Mason, the author of A Treatise on Self-Knowledge. He was educated at Strixton School, Northants, and Clare Hall, Cambridge. After taking his M.A., he became Curate of Isham; and in 1668, Vicar of Stantonbury, Bucks. A little more than five years afterwards he was appointed Rector of Water-Stratford. Here he composed the volume containing The Songs of Praise, his paraphrase of The Song of Solomon, and the Poem on Dives and Lazarus, with which Shepherd's Penitential Cries was afterwards bound up. This volume passed through twenty editions. Besides the Songs of Praise, it contains six Penitential Cries by Mason, and it i… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, for the mercies of the night
Author: John Mason (1683; alt.)



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