Thy loving kindness, Lord, I sing

Thy loving kindness, Lord, I sing

Author: George Barrell Cheever
Tune: LOVING-KINDNESS (Caldwell)
Published in 21 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Thy loving-kindness, Lord, I sing,
Of grace and life the sacred spring;—
In blood o’erflowing, rich and free,
In loving-kindness shed for me.

2 I to Thy mercy seat repair,
And find Thy loving-kindness there;
And when to Thy sweet Word I go,
Thy loving-kindness there I know.

3 Each evening from the world apart,
Thy loving-kindness cheers my heart;
And when the day salutes my eyes,
Thy loving-kindness doth arise.

4 Lord, from the moment of my birth,
I’ve nothing known but love on earth;
By day, by night, where’er I be,
Thy loving-kindness follows me.

5 From daily sin and daily woe,
Thy loving-kindness saves me now;
And I will praise, for sins forgiv’n,
Thy loving-kindness, all, in heav’n.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #221

Author: George Barrell Cheever

Cheever, George Barrell, D.D., eminent in reform, philanthropy, and literature, born at Hallowell, Maine, April 17, 1807, and graduated at Bowdoin College, 1825. Dr. Cheever was a Congregational Pastor at Salem, Mass., 1833; New York, 1839; and the Church of the Puritans, N. Y., 1846-67. He has published several works, and one, Deacon Giles Distillery, procured him a month's imprisonment, in 1835. In 1831 he edited the American Common Place Book of Poetry, and in 1851 Christian Melodies. The latter contains 19 hymns by him. One of these, "Thy loving-kindness, Lord, I sing," is still in common use. It is adopted in an abbreviated form of 4 stanzas by Dr. Hitchcock, in Hymns & Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874, where it is dated 1845. [Rev. F… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thy loving kindness, Lord, I sing
Author: George Barrell Cheever
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Loving-kindness, loving-kindness
Copyright: Public Domain



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