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Thou gracious Power, whose mercy lends

Thou gracious Power, whose mercy lends

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1869)
Published in 59 hymnals

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1 Thou gracious Power, whose mercy lends
The light of home, the smile of friends,
Our households in Thy care enfold
As Thou didst keep Thy folk of old.

2 Wilt Thou not hear us while we raise,
In sweet accord of solemn praise,
The voices that have mingled long
In joyous flow of mirth and song?

3 For all the blessings life has brought,
For all its sorrowing hours have taught,
For all we mourn, for all we keep,
The hands we clasp, the loved that sleep.

4 We thank Thee, Father! let Thy grace
Our loving circle still embrace,
Thy mercy shed its heavenly store,
Thy peace be with us evermore.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #387

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, M.D, LL.D., son of the Rev. Abiel Holmes, D.D. of Cambridge, U.S.A., was born at Cambridge, Aug. 29, 1809, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in 1829. After practising for some time in Boston, he was elected in 1847 to the chair of Anatomy, in Harvard. His writings in prose and verse are well known and widely circulated. They excel in humour and pathos. Although not strictly speaking a hymnwriter, a few of his hymns are in extensive use, and include:— 1. Father of mercies, heavenly Friend. Prayer during war. 2. Lord of all being, throned afar. God's Omnipresence. This is a hymn of great merit. It is dated 1848. 3. 0 Lord of hosts, Almighty King. Soldiers’ Hymn. Dated 1861. 4. 0 Love… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thou gracious Power, whose mercy lends
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1869)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #6661
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #3175
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #152
Small Church Music #3175Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #6661TextScoreAudio
Include 56 pre-1979 instances



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