1 O God of mercy, God of might,
In love and pity infinite,
Teach us, as ever in Thy sight,
To live our lives in Thee.
2 And Thou who cam'st on earth to die,
That our lost world might live thereby,
O hear us; for to Thee we cry
In hope, O Lord, to Thee.
3 Teach us the lesson Thou hast taught:
To feel for those Thy blood hath bought,
That ev'ry word and deed and thought
May work a work for Thee.
4 All are redeemed, both far and wide,
Since Thou, O Lord, for all hast died.
Grant us the will and grace provide
To love them all in thee!
5 In sickness, sorrow, want, or care,
May we each other's burdens share;
May we, where help is needed, there
Give help as unto Thee!
6 And may Thy Holy Spirit move
All those who live to live in love
Till Thou shalt greet in heav'n above
All those who live in Thee.
|First Line:||O God of mercy, God of might|
|Title:||O God of Mercy, God of Might|
|Author:||Godfrey Thring, 1823-1903|
|Scripture:||Deuteronomy 10:12; Galatians 5:22-26; Matthew 25:40; Luke 10:36-37|
|Composer:||Samuel Howard, 1710-82|
|Key:||d minor or modal|
|Source:||The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)|