190. Thus Saith the Mercy of the Lord

1 Thus saith the mercy of the Lord:
"I'll be a God to thee;
I'll bless thy numerous race, and they
shall be a seed to me."

2 Abram believed the promised grace
and gave his child to God,
but water seals the blessing now
that once was sealed with blood.

3 Jesus the ancient faith confirms,
to our forefathers giv'n;
he takes young children to his arms,
and calls them heirs of heav'n.

4 Our God, how faithful are his ways!
His love endures the same;
nor from the promise of his grace
blots out his children's name.

5 Thus to the parents and their seed
shall thy salvation come;
and numerous households meet at last
in one eternal home.

Text Information
First Line: Thus saith the mercy of the Lord
Title: Thus Saith the Mercy of the Lord
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2018
Scripture: ;
Topic: Adoption; Baptism; Covenant of Grace (3 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: C.M.
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Traditional English melody

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