Father of mercies, in thy wordAuthor: Anne Steele (1760)
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1 Father of mercies, in thy word
What endless glory shines!
For ever be thy name adored
For these celestial lines.
2 Here, may the wretched sons of want
Exhaustless riches find;
Riches, above what earth can grant,
And lasting as the mind.
3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,
And yields a free repast,
Sublimer sweets that nature knows,
Invite the longing taste.
4 Here, the Redeemer's welcome voice
Spreads heavenly peace around;
And life, and everlasting joys
Attend the blissful sound.
5 O may these heavenly pages be
My ever dear delight;
And still new beauties may I see,
And still increasing light!
6 Divine instructor, gracious Lord,
Be Thou for ever near;
Teach me to love thy sacred word,
And view my Savior there.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
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Father of mercies, in Thy word. Anne Steele. [Holy Scripture.] First published in her Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional, 1760, vol. i. p. 58, in 12 stanzas of 4 lines, repeated in the enlarged edition, 1780, and in Sedgwick's reprint of her Hymns, 1863, p. 36. In 1769, Ash & Evans gave a selection of 6 stanzas in their Bristol Baptist Collection, No. 79, and from this arrangement mainly the well-known hymn is taken. It is in extensive use in Great Britain and America, and is one of the most popular of Miss Steele's hymns.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 11 of 11)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #267||Father of Mercies, in Thy Word||Father of mercies, in Thy word||EVAN||Anna Steele, 1716-1778||CM||1994||Encouragement | ; Word of God ||
|Church Family Worship #601||Father of mercies, in thy word||Father of mercies, in thy word||CM||1988|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #167||Father of mercies, in thy word||Father of mercies, in thy word||CM||1983|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #357||Father of mercies, in thy word||Father of mercies, in thy word||CM||1983|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #247||Father of mercies, in your word||Father of mercies, in your word||SOUTHWELL (IRONS)||Anne Steele (1717-1778)||8 6 8 6 (CM)||1987||God, Spirit | Word of Truth, the Scriptures; Advent 2 | The Word of God in the Old Testament; Epiphany 6, Revelation | Parables; Christ the Teacher | ; Lent 3, The King and the Kingdom | Suffering|
|Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #224||Father of mercies, in thy word||Father of mercies, in thy word||CM||1999|
|Small Church Music #323||Beatitudo||Father of mercies, in Thy Word||BEATITUDO||Anne Steele||188.8.131.52|
|Small Church Music #1043||Abergele||Father of mercies, in Your Word||ABERGELE||Anne Steele||184.108.40.206|
|Small Church Music #1561||Arden||Father of mercies, in Your Word||ARDEN||Anne Steele||220.127.116.11|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1485||Father of Mercies, in Thy Word||Father of mercies, in Thy Word||TALLIS' ORDINAL||Anne Steele||CM||<cite>Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional</cite>, 1760|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #144||Father of Mercies, in Your Word||Father of mercies, in your Word||BEATITUDO||Anne Steele||C.M.||Psalm 117:2||1990||God's Word | The Holy Scriptures; Christ | Teacher; Gospel | Excellency of; Poor ||