"Father of Mercies, in Thy Word"
                          by  Anne Steele, 1716-1778
                                  Text From:
           (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.

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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