56. When All Your Mercies, O My God

1 When all your mercies, O my God,
my rising soul surveys,
transported with the view, I'm lost
in wonder, love, and praise.

2 Unnumbered comforts to my soul
your tender care bestowed,
before my infant heart conceived
from whom those comforts flowed.

3 When worn with sickness, oft have you
with health renewed my face;
and when in sins and sorrows sunk,
revived my soul with grace.

4 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
my daily thanks employ;
nor is the least a cheerful heart
that tastes those gifts with joy.

5 Through ev'ry period of my life
your goodness I'll pursue;
and after death, in distant worlds,
the glorious theme renew.

6 Through all eternity to you
a joyful song I'll raise;
for oh, eternity's too short
to utter all your praise.

Text Information
First Line: When all your mercies, O my God
Title: When All Your Mercies, O My God
Author: Joseph Addison (1712; mod.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: Psalm 23:6
Topic: Anniversaries; God: His Goodness; Cheerfulness (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major
Source: Arr. In Henry W. Greatorex's Collection, 1851

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