God of Mercy, God of Grace

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God of mercy, God of grace, Show the brightness of Thy face

Author: Henry Francis Lyte
Published in 197 hymnals

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1 God of mercy, God of grace,
show the brightness of your face.
Shine upon us, Savior, shine;
fill your Church with light divine,
and your saving health extend
to the earth's remotest end.

2 Let the people praise you, Lord!
Be by all that live adored.
Let the nations shout and sing
glory to their Savior-King;
at your feet their tribute pay,
and your holy will obey.

3 Let the people praise you, Lord,
then enjoy your rich reward!
God to us his blessing give,
we to God devoted live,
all below and all above
one in joy and light and love.

Source: Christian Worship: Psalter #67B

Author: Henry Francis Lyte

Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighbourhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother cler… Go to person page >


God of mercy, God of grace, Shew the brightness of Thy face. H. F. Lyte. [Psalm lxvii.] First published in his Spirit of the Psalms, 1834, in 3 stanzas of 6 lines as his 2nd version of Psalm lxvii., and again in later editions of the same. It is in most extensive use in all English-speaking countries, and usually the original text is given unaltered as in Thring's Collection, 1882.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



DIX (Kocher)

An early form of the tune DIX was composed by Conrad Kocher (b. Ditzingen, Wurttemberg, Germany, 1786; d. Stuttgart, Germany, 1872). Trained as a teacher, Kocher moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, to work as a tutor at the age of seventeen. But his love for the music of Haydn and Mozart impelled him t…

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AGO Founders Hymnal #38


Ancient and Modern #649

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #251


Christadelphian Hymn Book #38

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Christian Worship (1993) #249

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Christian Worship #67B

Church Family Worship #527

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #695

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Common Praise (1998) #341

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Common Praise #449

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #227

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CPWI Hymnal #314

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #582

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #179


Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #293

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Lift Up Your Hearts #934

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Psalms for All Seasons #67A

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Rejoice in the Lord #108

Sing Glory #5

Spurgeon's Own Hymn Book #67b

The Book of Hymns (A fresh anthology of favourite hymns) #39

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The Book of Praise #39


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The Hymnal 1982 #538


The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #635

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The New English Hymnal #366


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Together in Song #452

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