1 O God, in mercy mild,
Preserve me as Thy child,
And be to me a Father and Defender;
Teach me, when shadows fall,
Upon Thy name to call
And lift my hands to Thee for mercy tender.
2 Teach me with joy to hail
The hope that can not fail,
Which Thou didst give to me in life's bright morning;
Teach me in life and death
With care to keep the faith,
And follow Thee with love and ardor burning.
3 Teach me like birds to sing
The songs that hope will bring
To him who toils as well as to the rover;
Teach me in darkest night
As birds to make my flight
To Thee who with Thy pinions me wilt cover.
4 Teach me, when clouded skies
Do veil my spirit's eyes
And foes attack and thorns and thistles tear me,
To trust in Thee, O God,
Who guides with Thy rod,
Until the light breaks through the clouds that scare me.
5 Teach me some day to die,
As seeds that sprouting lie,
With hope for life beyond death's gloomy portal,
Where I shall meet with friends,
Whom Jesus Christ attends,
In Paradise among the saints immortal.
Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #315
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymnal for Church and Home #315||O God, In Mercy Mild||O God, in mercy mild||[O God, in mercy mild]||L. Maltesen||6, 6, 11, 6, 6, 11.||1927||Spiritual Songs | Protection|
|Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #315||O God, In Mercy Mild||O God, in mercy mild||[O God, in mercy mild]||L. Maltesen||6, 6, 11, 6, 6, 11.||1928||Spiritual Songs | Protection|