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Lord of mercy and of might, God and Father of us all

Lord of mercy and of might, God and Father of us all

Author: Reginald Heber
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Lord of mercy and of might,
God and Father of us all,
Lord of day, and Lord of night,
Listen to our solemn call;
Listen, while to Thee we raise
Songs of prayer and songs of praise.

2 Shed within our hearts, O shed
Thine own Spirit’s living flame—
Love for all whom Thou hast made,
Love for all who love Thy Name;
Young and old together bless;
Clothe our souls with righteousness.

3 Father, give to us Thy peace;
May our life on earth be blest;
When our trials here shall cease,
May we enter into rest,
Rest within our home above,
Thee to praise and Thee to love.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #465

Author: Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber was born in 1783 into a wealthy, educated family. He was a bright youth, translating a Latin classic into English verse by the time he was seven, entering Oxford at 17, and winning two awards for his poetry during his time there. After his graduation he became rector of his father's church in the village of Hodnet near Shrewsbury in the west of England where he remained for 16 years. He was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823 and worked tirelessly for three years until the weather and travel took its toll on his health and he died of a stroke. Most of his 57 hymns, which include "Holy, Holy, Holy," are still in use today. -- Greg Scheer, 1995… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord of mercy and of might, God and Father of us all
Author: Reginald Heber



[Holy Spirit, faithful Guide]

Converted to Christianity as a youth at a mission in Buffalo, New York, Marcus Morris Wells (b. Cooperstown, NY, 1815; d. Hartwick, NY, 1895) spent most of his life near Hartwick as a farmer and maker of farm implements. He is remembered in hymnody for writing both the text and tune of "Holy Spirit,…

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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #375
Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #465TextAudioPage Scan
Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #647Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #688Page Scan
Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #1274Page Scan
The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #1274Page Scan
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #133Page Scan
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