"Father of Mercies, in Thy Word" by Anne Steele, 1716-1778 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.206-207 1. Father of mercies, in Thy Word What endless glory shines! Forever be Thy name adored For these celestial lines. 2. Here may the blind and hungry come And light and food receive; Here shall the lowliest guest have room And taste and see and live. 3. Here springs of consolation rise To cheer the fainting mind, And thirsting souls receive supplies And sweet refreshment find. 4. Here the Redeemer's welcome voice Spreads heavenly peace around, And life and everlasting joys Attend the blissful sound. 5. Oh, may these heavenly pages be My ever dear delight; And still new beauties may I see And still increasing light! 6. Divine Instructor, gracious Lord, Be Thou forever near; Teach me to love Thy sacred Word And view my Savior here.This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Debbie Harris and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary E-mail: email@example.com
Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #284 Text: Ps. 119:127 Author: Anne Steele, 1760, cento Tune: "Bedford" Composer: William Wheall, 1729
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