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Sovereign Mercy

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1 Sovereign mercy a sinner may claim,
O tell the sweet message abroad;
And let us rejoice and give praise to his name,
And trust in the mercy of God.

Sovereign mercy, abundance and free!
O sovereign mercy of God!
There is mercy on high, and I will rely
On the sovereign mercy of God.

2 Sovereign mercy of infinite worth!
'Tis deep as a fathomless sea;
As far as "the heavens are higher than earth."
So great is God's mercy to me. [Chorus]

3 Sovereign mercy is all I can plead,
For I have no good of my own;
But God is enough for my uttermost need,
And I trust in his mercy alone. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #165

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) See also Mrs. Frank A. Breck. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sovereign mercy a sinner may claim
Title: Sovereign Mercy
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sovereign mercy, abundant and free!
Copyright: Public Domain


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Light in the Valley #165

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