To God whose mercies never end

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1 God whose mercy knows no bounds,
we gratefully direct our sounds,
O praise him, alleluia!
Within this space and then beyond
his presence stirs us to respond,

Alleluia, alleluia,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 The music that restores and heals
the Source of harmony reveals -
O praise him, alleluia!
He speaks in thunder and in sigh,
and, blessed on hearing we reply, (Refrain]

3 We thank you with uplifted voice,
this word of praise our joyful choice:
Alleluia, alleluia!
O gracious Spirit, may our song
to you eternally belong! [Refrain]

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #541



LASST UNS ERFREUEN derives its opening line and several other melodic ideas from GENEVAN 68 (68). The tune was first published with the Easter text "Lasst uns erfreuen herzlich sehr" in the Jesuit hymnal Ausserlesene Catlwlische Geistliche Kirchengesänge (Cologne, 1623). LASST UNS ERFREUEN appeared…

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