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 wings for shelter haste,
until this storm be overpast.
2 To him I will in trouble cry,
the sovereign Judge and God most high,
who wonders hath for me begun,
and will not leave his work undone.

3 For he from heaven shall quell the power
of him who would my life devour;
forth shall his truth and mercy send,
and my distracted soul defend.
4 For I with cruel men converse,
like hungry lions wild and fierce;
with men whose teeth are spears, their words
envenomed darts and two-edged swords.

5 Be thou, O God, exalted high:
and, as thy glory fills the sky,
so be it o'er the earth displayed,
and thou, as there, be here obeyed!
6 To take me they their net prepared;
my sinking soul almost despaired;
but they are fallen, by thy decree,
into the pit they dug for me.

7 O God, my heart is fixed, 'tis bent,
its thankful tribute to present,
and with my heart my voice I'll raise
to thee, my God, in songs of praise.
8 Awake, my glory, harp and lute,
no longer let your strings be mute;
and I, my tuneful part to take,
will with the early dawn awake.

9 Thy praises, Lord, I will resound
to all the listening nations round;
thy mercy highest heaven transcends,
thy truth beyond the clouds extends.
10 Be thou, O God, exalted high!
And, as thy glory fills the sky,
so be it o'er the earth displayed,
and thou, as there, be here obeyed.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P57b

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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