Thou Art Merciful, O Father

Thou art merciful, O Father

Tune: JORGENSON (Mozart)
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thou art merciful, O Father,
Full of pity, love and grace;
Thou wilt not forever chasten,
Nor in anger hide Thy face.
High as heaven vast and boundless,
Hath Thy loving-kindness been;
Far as east from west is distant
Hast Thou put away our sin.

2 Like a Father's tender pity
Is God mercy tow'rd His own;
For He knows our frame, rememb'ring
We are dust, our days soon gone.
Like a flower, blooming, fading,
Like the grass, we pass away;
But God's righteousness and mercy
On His children rest always.

3 In the heavens, well established,
Is His universal throne;
For His kingdom ruleth ever,
And His sway all kings shall own.
Bless Jehovah, ye, His angels,
Bless Him, hosts of His control,
Bless Jehovah all His creatures,
Bless Jehovah, O my soul!

Source: Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #106

Text Information

First Line: Thou art merciful, O Father
Title: Thou Art Merciful, O Father
Language: English
Publication Date: 1921
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #106

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #686

Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #28

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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