My Lord keeps a record

What a wonder of mercy is this

Author: William Hunter
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 What a wonder of mercy is this!
What a heaven of rapturous bliss!
That a sinner like me
Should from sin be set free,
By the blood that was shed on the tree.

2 What a wand'rer from God I have been!
What a lover of folly and sin!
I have fought against love:
And with light from above,
To accomplish my ruin I strove.

3 What a merciful Father I have!
What a Saviour almighty to save!
From my sins, as I lay
In the mire and the clay,
From the pit he hath caught me away.

4 What a Saviour, Redeemer, and King!
What a song he hath taught me to sing!
Hallelujah, I cry,
He hath set me on high;
Oh he saved me when ready to die!

5 What a joy in my bosom I feel!
What an ardour of friendship and zeal!
What a hope in my breast
Of the heavenly,
Which I long to enjoy with the blest.

6 What a wonder of mercy it is!
What a rapture! a heaven of bliss!
Hallelujah! again!
Hallelujah! amen!
I am saved through the Lamb that was slain.

Source: The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #53

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: What a wonder of mercy is this
Title: My Lord keeps a record
Author: William Hunter
Copyright: Public Domain



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