Thy gentleness, O gracious word

Thy gentleness, O gracious word

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
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1 “Thy gentleness!” O gracious word!
It binds me to my blessed Lord;
Where’er He leads me I will go—
His gentleness doth help me so!
He teaches me and makes me strong,
He helps me in the war with wrong;
He shields my soul from wicked hate!
His gentleness hath made me great!

2 Oh, why should God thus condescend
To treat a mortal as a friend?
And why should He with loving care
My daily portion so prepare?
I only know that every hour
I trust His mercy and His pow’r!
And while from Him the wicked flee
He shows His gentleness to me.

3 My God, I thank Thee for Thy love,
Whose daily ministry I prove;
I thank Thee for my friends and home,
And all the joys that from them come;
I thank Thee for the wondrous grace
That gives my soul a hiding place;
Thy countless mercies I confess,
And bless Thee for Thy gentleness.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #132

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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First Line: Thy gentleness, O gracious word
Author: Fanny J. Crosby


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