477. Thy Mercy and Thy Truth, O Lord (Psalm 36)

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1 Thy mercy and thy truth, O Lord,
transcend the lofty sky;
thy judgments are a mighty deep,
and as the mountains high.

2 Lord, all thy creatures thou wilt save.
Since thou art ever kind,
beneath the shadow of thy wings
we may a refuge find.

3 With the abundance of thy house
we shall be satisfied;
from rivers of unfailing joy
our thirst shall be supplied.

4 The fountain of eternal life
is found alone with thee.
And in the brightness of thy light
we clearly light shall see.

5 From those that know thee, may thy love
and mercy ne'er depart,
and may thy justice still protect
and bless the upright heart.

Text Information
First Line: Thy mercy and thy truth, O Lord
Title: Thy Mercy and Thy Truth, O Lord (Psalm 36)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: CM
Scripture: Psalm 36; Psalm 33:4-5
Topic: Baptism; Care of Creation; Eternal Life3 more...
Source: The New Metrical Version of the Psalms, 1909, alt.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: TALLIS’ ORDINAL
Composer: Thomas Tallis (1567 c., alt.)
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: (this tune in a lower key, 776)


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These five stanzas celebrating God’s merciful care for all creation correspond to Psalm 36:5–10 and were prepared by a joint committee of nine North American churches in the Reformed tradition. They are set here to a simple but memorable tune from the mid-16th century.


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