God's free mercy streameth

God's free mercy streameth

Author: William Walsham How
Tune: RUTH (Smith)
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1 God's free mercy streameth
Over all the world,
And His banner gleameth,
By His church unfurled;
Broad and deep and glorious,
As the heav'n above,
Shines in might victorious
His eternal love.

2 Summer suns are glowing
Over land and sea;
Happy light is flowing,
Bountiful and free;
Evrything rejoices
In the mellow rays;
Earth's ten thousand voices
Swell the psalm of praise.

3 Lord, upon our blindness,
Thy pure radiance pour;
For Thy loving kindness
We would love Thee more;
And when clouds are drifting
Dark across the sky,
Then, the vail uplifting,
Father, be Thou nigh.

4 We will never doubt Thee,
Tho' Thou vail Thy light;
Life is dark without Thee,
Death with Thee is bright;
Light of light, shine o'er us
On our pilgrim way,
Go Thou still before us
To the endless day.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #337

Author: William Walsham How

How, William Walsham, D.D., son of William Wybergh How, Solicitor, Shrewsbury, was born Dec. 13, 1823, at Shrewsbury, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Wadham College, Oxford (B.A. 1845). Taking Holy Orders in 1846, he became successively Curate of St. George's, Kidderminster, 1846; and of Holy Cross, Shrewsbury, 1848. In 1851 he was preferred to the Rectory of Whittington, Diocese of St. Asaph, becoming Rural Dean in 1853, and Hon. Canon of the Cathedral in 1860. In 1879 he was appointed Rector of St. Andrew's Undershaft, London, and was consecrated Suffragan Bishop for East London, under the title of the Bishop of Bedford, and in 1888 Bishop of Wakefield. Bishop How is the author of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Commen… Go to person page >

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