O Father of mercy, be ever adored

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1 O Father of mercy, be ever adored!
Thy love was displayed in sending our Lord
To ransom and bless us, Thy goodness we praise
For sending in Jesus salvation by Grace.

2 Most merciful Savior, Who deignedst to die
Our curse to remove and our pardon to buy,
Accept our thanks-giving, Almighty to save,
Who openest heaven to all that believe.

3 O Spirit of wisdom, of love, and of power,
We prove Thy blest influence, Thy grace we adore;
Whose inward revealing applies our Lord’s blood,
Attesting and sealing us children of God.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #152

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Father of mercy, be ever adored
Author: Charles Wesley

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William Croft (b. Nether Ettington, Warwickshire, England, 1678; d. Bath, Somerset, England, 1727) was a boy chorister in the Chapel Royal in London and then an organist at St. Anne's, Soho. Later he became organist, composer, and master of the children of the Chapel Royal, and eventually organist a…

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #152

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