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O the Lord is rich in mercy

O the Lord is rich in mercy

Author: E. A. Barnes
Tune: [Oh, the Lord is rich in mercy]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, the Lord is rich in mercy,
As his word will sweetly show,
And the fount will never fail us
In its free and blessed flow;
We have grieved the Holy Spirit,
Heeding not his loving call,
Yet, in bringing true contrition
There is mercy for us all.

Oh, there is mercy for all,
Mercy for you, mercy for me;
Oh, there is mercy for all;
Mercy for you and me.

2 Oh, the Lord is rich in mercy,
As he reigns in life above,
And we know ‘tis sweetly blended
With his holy name of love;
As we all are weak and sinful,
He will prove a friend indeed,
And his mercy, ever flowing,
Meets our ev’ry want and need. [Refrain]

3 Oh, the Lord is rich in mercy,
As we all may see and know,
And he waits to hear us calling,
Tender mercy to bestow;
We are prone to sin and error,
We are prone to go astray,
Yet his mercy it will reach us,
And will bring us home today. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #124

Author: E. A. Barnes

Edward Albert Barnes, born January 24 1842. He was a life long resident of Chicago and a prolifich hymn writer, and active in the American Temperance Movement. Dianne Shapiro, from http://mms.newberry.org/html/BarnesE.html Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O the Lord is rich in mercy
Author: E. A. Barnes
Refrain First Line: O there is mercy for all
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Joyful Sound #124

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Sacred Trio #290

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The Sacred Trio #290

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