The Lord is very gracious

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8 The Lord is very gracious,
and he doth great compassion show;
in mercy he is plenteous,
but unto wrath and anger slow.

9 Good unto all men is the Lord:
o’er all his works his mercy is.
10 Thy works all praise to thee afford;
thy saints, O Lord, thy name shall bless.
11 The glory of thy kingdom show
shall they, and of thy power tell:
12 that so men’s sons his deeds may know,
his kingdom’s glories that excel.

13 Thy kingdom hath none end at all,
it doth through ages all remain.
14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall,
the cast-down raiseth up again.
15 The eyes of all things, Lord, attend,
and on thee wait that here do live,
and thou, in season due, dost send
sufficient food them to relieve.

16 Yea, thou thine hand dost open wide,
and everything dost satisfy
that lives and doth on earth abide,
of thy great liberality.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #P145h

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First Line: The Lord is very gracious
Language: English
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William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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The original version of WINCHESTER NEW appeared in Musikalisches Handbuch der geistlichen Melodien, published in Hamburg, Germany, in 1690 by Georg Wittwe. It was set to the text “Wer nur den lieben Gott” (see 446). An expanded version of the tune was a setting for "Dir, dir Jehova" (see 203) in…

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