I Will Sing of Mercy and Judgment

Thy mercy, Lord, we praise

Author: J. Hart
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thy mercy, Lord, we praise;
Of judgment too we sing;
For all the riches of thy grace
Our grateful tribute bring.

2 Mercy may justly claim
A sinner’s thankful voice;
And judgment joining in the theme,
We tremble and rejoice.

3 Thy mercies bid us trust;
Thy judgments strike with awe;
We fear the last, we bless the first,
And love thy righteous law.

4 Who can thy acts express,
Or trace thy wondrous ways?
How glorious is thy holiness;
How terrible thy praise!

5 Thy goodness how immense
To those that fear thy name!
Thy love surpasses thought or sense,
And always is the same.

6 Thy judgments are too deep
For reason’s line to sound.
Thy tender mercies to thy sheep
No bottom know, nor bound.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #833

Author: J. Hart

Hart, Joseph, was born in London in 1712. His early life is involved in obscurity. His education was fairly good; and from the testimony of his brother-in-law, and successor in the ministry in Jewin Street, the Rev. John Hughes, "his civil calling was" for some time "that of a teacher of the learned languages." His early life, according to his own Experience which he prefaced to his Hymns, was a curious mixture of loose conduct, serious conviction of sin, and endeavours after amendment of life, and not until Whitsuntide, 1757, did he realize a permanent change, which was brought about mainly through his attending divine service at the Moravian Chapel, in Fetter Lane, London, and hearing a sermon on Rev. iii. 10. During the next two years ma… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thy mercy, Lord, we praise
Title: I Will Sing of Mercy and Judgment
Author: J. Hart
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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