O most merciful, O most bountiful

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O most merciful! O most bountiful!
God the Father almighty!
By the Redeemer's sweet intercession,
hear us, help us when we cry.


Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #518

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O most merciful, O most bountiful
Author: Reginald Heber
Meter: 10.7.10.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #518TextPage Scan
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #385
Small Church Music #5451Audio
The New English Hymnal #301TextPage Scan
Include 15 pre-1979 instances



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