Rich In Mercy

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1 "Rich in mercy," hear the message
Full of blessings from above;
God is calling to the wayward
In the sweetest tones of love:
"Rich in mercy," gracious accents,
Falling like a breath from Heav’n;
Souls are purchased with a ransom,
And the contrite are forgiv’n.

"Rich in mercy," wondrous story,
Let us sing it once again;
Sweeter music to the weary,
Than the angels’ glad refrain.

2 "Rich in mercy," dost thou hear it?
Lost one, weary, helpless, poor;
Wilt thou hasten to believe it?
And a Savior’s love implore:
Are you needy? God has riches
Far beyond what we can know,
And the greatness of His glory
Is not heard of here below. [Refrain]

3 "Rich in mercy," loud proclaim it!
May the heralds never cease
Until every soul led captive
Finds in Christ a sweet release;
Come, then, sinner, howe’er needy,
All thy wants to Jesus bring;
There are riches, and there’s mercy,
In the presence of the King. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8884

Author: H. S. Thursby

(no biographical information available about H. S. Thursby.) Go to person page >

Author: Robert Lowe Fletcher

19th Century "Robert Lowe Fletcher, the composer, will be at the South Avenue Congregational Church to-morrow, In the morning he will speak on 'The Conservative Life" and at night he will conduct an old-fashioned gospel singing service, when he will use some of his own compositions. Mr. Fletcher will ask the audience to assist him in the singing. Mr. Fletcher is an interesting person, and it is expected that he will attract a large number of strangers to the South Avenue Church." --from The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, 26 November 1910 Go to person page >



The Cyber Hymnal #8884
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