Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

O God of unrelenting grace

Representative Text

1 O God of unrelenting grace,
Whose judgment yet we daily face,
Forgive us now, good Lord.
Thou art so distant and so near;
For Thee we long, yet Thee we fear,
O known, and yet beyond record.

2 We take too light Thy majesty,
Pretending thoughts can compass Thee;
Forgive us now, good Lord.
We seal Thee fast in time and word,
Assured Thy full voice we have heard,
And little mystery Thee accord.

3 For taking light the tasks now ours,
Belittling oft our given powers,
Forgive us now, good Lord.
We sense Thee not in each day’s flow,
And thinking this for Thee too low,
In heaven afar we have Thee stored.

4 For thinking Thee too far from us,
For fearing Thee too close to us,
Forgive us now, good Lord.
Thou dwell’st in high and holy place,
Yet all things touchest by Thy grace,
Through all our lives be Thou adored.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #468

Author: Hermann I. Weinlick

(no biographical information available about Hermann I. Weinlick.) Go to person page >

Text Information



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Moravian Book of Worship #738

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us