Father of mercies, God of love! O hear an humble suppliant's cry

Father of mercies, God of love! O hear an humble suppliant's cry

Author: Thomas Raffles
Tune: MAYSVILLE (33343)
Published in 70 hymnals

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1 Father of mercies, God of love!
Oh! hear a humble suppliant's cry:
Bend from thy lofty seat above,
Thy throne of glorious majesty:
O! deign to listen to my voice,
And bid this drooping heart rejoice.

2 I urge no merits of my own,
For I, alas! as all that's vile:
No--when I bow before thy throne,
Dare to converse with God alone,
Thy name, blest Jesus, is my plea,
That dearest, sweetest name to me!

3 Within this heart of mine, I feel
The weight of sin's oppressive load:
Oh! help! or else I sink to hell,
Crush'd by thine arm, avenging God!
Entomb'd within that dread abyss,
And exil'd from the realms of bliss!

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #191

Author: Thomas Raffles

Thomas Raffles was born in London in 1788. He studied at Homerton College, and in 1809 became pastor of a Congregational society at Hammersmith. In 1812, he removed to Liverpool, where he was minister in the Great George Street chapel. This position he held for forty-nine years. He died at Liverpool, in 1863. He published several sermons, letters of travel, poems, and hymns for the use of his congregation. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father of mercies, God of love! O hear an humble suppliant's cry
Author: Thomas Raffles

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Father of mercies, God of love; O hear a suppliant's cry. T. Raffles. [The Penitent's Prayer.] Published in Dr. Collyer's Hymns, &c, 1812, No. 909, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines, and headed "The Penitent's Prayer." It was repeated in several of the older collections, and at the present time it is in somewhat extensive use. In America it is often ascribed to O. Heginbothom in error.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Carmina Sacra: or, Boston Collection of Church Music: comprising the most popular psalm and hymn tunes in eternal use together with a great variety of new tunes, chants, sentences, motetts... #64bPage Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #105Page Scan
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Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #283Page Scan
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Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #283Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H288Page Scan
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Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d60
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #153Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #282Page Scan
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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #282Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d199
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Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d94
Seamen's Hymns #283Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d163
Social and Camp-meeting Songs, for the Pious (9th ed. enl.) #135Page Scan
Social Hymn and Tune Book: for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family Circle, and Mission Church #d98
Social Hymn Book: Being the Hymns of the Social Hymn and Tune Book for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family, and Congregation (2nd ed.) #198Page Scan
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #283Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #26Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles in seasons of revival, to missionary meetings, to the monthly concert, and to other occasions... (3rd ed.) #335Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles in seasons of rivival, to missionary meetings, to the monthly concert, and to other occasions of special interest #335Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles, to missinary meetings, to monthly concert, and to other occasions of special interest.(Rev. and Enl. Ed.) #335Page Scan
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d122
Temple Melodies: a collection of about two hundred popular tunes, adapted to nearly five hundred favorite hymns, selected with special reference to public, social, and private worship #280Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #81Page Scan
The Christian Minstrel: a New System of Musical Notation with a Collection of Psalm Tunes, Anthems, and Chants. 3rd ed. #d63
The Christian Minstrel: a New System of Musical Notations; with a Collectionof Psalm Tunes, Anthems, & Chants ... 104th ed. #d75
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #329Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #492Page Scan
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The Harp #541Page Scan
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The New Harp of Columbia #d27
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The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #524Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #524Page Scan
The Psalmodist: a Choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes #d48
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #439Page Scan
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The Psaltery #d54
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #147b
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d234
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Village Hymns #d145
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #101Page Scan
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