202. Father of Mercies

1 Father of mercies, in Thy word,
What endless glory shines!
Forever be Thy name adored
For these celestial lines.

2 Here may the wretched sons of want
Exhaustless riches find:
Riches above what earth can grant
And lasting as the mind.

3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,
And yields a free repast;
Sublimer sweets than nature knows
Invites the longing taste.

4 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice
Spreads heavenly peace around;
And life and everlasting joys
Attend the blissful sound.

5 O 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 there.


Text Information
First Line: Father of mercies, in Thy word
Title: Father of Mercies
Author: Anne Steele, 1716-1786
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Topic: The Holy Scriptures
Tune Information
Composer: William Tans'ur, 1706-1783
Meter: CM
Key: G Major or modal

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us