Thy mercy, Lord, to me extend; On thy protection I depend

Thy mercy, Lord, to me extend; On thy protection I depend

Tune: MELCOMBE (Webbe)
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thy mercy, Lord, to me extend:
On thy protection I depend;
And to thy wing for shelter haste,
Till this outrageous storm is past.

2 To thy tribunal, Lord, I fly,
Thou sov'reign judge, and God most High,
Who wonders hast for me begun,
And wilt not leave thy work undone.

3 From heav'n protect me by thy arm,
And shame all those who seek my harm.
To my relief thy mercy send,
And truth on which my hopes depend.

4 For I with savage men converse,
Like hungry lions wild and fierce,
With men whose teeth are spears, their words
Invenom'd darts, and two-edg'd swords.

5 Be thou, O God, exalted high:
And as thy glory fills the sky,
So let it be on earth display'd;
Till thou art here, as there, obey'd.

Part II.

6 My God, in whom are all the springs
Of boundless love and grace unknown,
Hide me beneath thy spreading wings,
Till the dark cloud is over-blown.

7 Up to the heav'ns I send my cry,
The Lord will my desires perform;
He sends his angel from the sky,
And saves me from the threat'ning storm.

8 Be thou exalted, O my God,
Above the heav'ns where angels dwell;
Thy pow'r on earth be known abroad,
And land to land thy wonders tell.

9 My heart is fix'd; my song shall raise
Immortal honors to thy name;
Awake, my tongue, to sound his praise,
My tongue, the glory of my frame.

10 High o'er the earth his mercy reigns,
And reaches to the utmost sky;
His truth to endless years remains,
When lower worlds dissolve and die.

11 Be thou exalted, O my God,
Above the heav'ns where angels dwell;
Thy pow'r on earth be known abroad,
And land to land thy wonders tell.

Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #57

Text Information

First Line: Thy mercy, Lord, to me extend; On thy protection I depend
Source: Tate and Brady
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

MELCOMBE (Webbe)

Also known as: ST. PHILIPS BENEDICTION GRANTON NAZARETH MELCOMBE was first used as an anonymous chant tune (with figured bass) in the Roman Catholic Mass and was published in 1782 in An Essay on the Church Plain Chant. It was first ascribed to Samuel Webbe (the elder; b. London, England, 1740; d. Lo…

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #T13b

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