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The Mercy of God

Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song

Author (attributed to): John Stocker
Published in 93 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song,
The joy of my heart, and the boast of my tongue;
Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last,
Has won my affections, and bound my soul fast.

2 Thy mercy, in Jesus, exempts me from hell;
Its glories I’ll sing, and its wonders I’ll tell;
’Twas Jesus, my Friend, when he hung on the tree,
Who opened the channel of mercy for me.

3 [Without thy sweet mercy I could not live here;
Sin soon would reduce me to utter despair;
But, through thy free goodness, my spirits revive,
And he that first made me still keeps me alive.]

4 [Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart,
Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart;
Dissolved by thy goodness, I fall to the ground,
And weep to the praise of the mercy I found.]

5 The door of thy mercy stands open all day,
To the poor and the needy, who knock by the way.
No sinner shall ever be empty sent back,
Who comes seeking mercy for Jesus’s sake.

6 Great Father of mercies, thy goodness I own,
And the covenant love of thy crucified Son;
All praise to the Spirit, whose whisper divine
Seals mercy, and pardon, and righteousness mine.


Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #11

Author (attributed to): John Stocker

John Stocker, of Honitan, Devonshire. Contributed during 1776 and 1777 nine hymns to "Gospel Magazine" Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song
Title: The Mercy of God
Author (attributed to): John Stocker
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

“J.S.” in The Gospel Magazine, March 1776, pp. 143-144.

“[Daniel] Sedgwick had no authority for saying that ‘J.S.’ was John Stocker; we have no authority for saying this is not so. There is no proof either way.” —John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, p. 1094.

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #371

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #52

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d328

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #182

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #182

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #182

A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Christ of the Latter-Day Saints #d96

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #271

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of the Latter Day Saints #73

A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d297

A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d320

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #700

A Select Collection of Songs Designed for the Use of the Pious of Every Denomination #d30

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A Selection of Favorite Conference Hymns with Historical Sketches of Church History #41

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #22

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d213

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from the Best Authors #d203

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.XXXIII

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.XXXIII

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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #11

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #15

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d639

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d389

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A Selection of Hymns #XV

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Baptist Hymn Book #aB2

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d944

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Church Psalmist #21

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Church Psalmist #21

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Church Psalmist #21

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S170

Evangelical Musick #d100

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Evangelical Musick #232

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #49

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d446

Hymns for Conference Meetings and Private Devotions #d131

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Hymns of the Church Militant #477

Hymns of Zion #d214

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New Select Hymns #7

Our Favorite Hymnal #d325

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Parish Hymns #202

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d370

Primitive Baptist Hymn Book for All Lovers of Sacred Song. 3rd ed. #d189

Primitive Baptist Hymnal #d333

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Public, Parlour, and Cottage Hymns. A New Selection #II.57

Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d341

Revival Hymns #d80

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Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns #69

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Seamen's Hymns #21

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d622

Select Hymns #d453

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Select Hymns #6

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Social Psalmist #21

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Songs of Zion, Being a New Selection of Hymns, Designed for Revival and Social Meetings #19

Supplement to Watts #d429

The American Repository of Sacred Music #d157

The Baptist Harmony #d395

The Baptist Harmony #d406

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The Baptist Hymn Book #21

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The Baptist Hymn Book #B2

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The Choice #S36

The Choice #S36

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The Christian Harmonist #94

The Christian Harmony #d123

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #VII

The Good Old Songs #d563

The Good Old Songs #d564

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #IX

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #IX

The Millennial Harp #d465

The Pilgrim's Hymnal. #d207

The Primitive Hymns #d589

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The Psalmist #S50

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #733

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d908

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The Social and Sabbath School Hymn-Book. (5th ed.) #247

The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d482

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The Vocal Companion #112

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d217

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d218

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Young Singer's Friend #a49

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