Thy mercy, Lord, is in the heavens

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1 Thy mercy, Lord, is in the heavens;
thy truth doth reach the clouds:
thy justice is like mountains great;
thy judgments deep as floods:

2 Lord, all creation thou dost keep.
How precious is thy grace!
Therefore in shadow of thy wings
we all our trust shall place.

3 We with the bounty of thy house
shall be well satisfied;
from rivers of thy pleasure thou
wilt drink to us provide.

4 Because of life the fountain pure
remains alone with thee;
and in that purest light of thine
we clearly light shall see.

Source: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #28

Author: Caroline L. Goodenough

Copyright records indicate Goodenough was living in Rochester, Massachusetts, in 1931. Her works include: High Lights on Hymn­ists and Their Hymns, 1931  Go to person page >


Thy mercy, Lord, is in the heavens. [Ps. xxxvi.] In the American Presbyterian New Psalms and Hymns, 1901, No. 98, this is given as "Francis Rouse, published 1646." It is an extract from the Scottish Psalter of 1650.

--Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



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