Holy Father, In Thy Mercy

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1 Holy Father, in Thy mercy
Hear our anxious prayer;
Keep our loved ones who are absent
'Neath Thy care.

2 Jesus, Savior, let Thy presence
Be their light and guide;
Keep, O keep them, in their weakness
At Thy side.

3 When in sorrow, when in danger,
When in loneliness,
In Thy love look down and comfort
Their distress.

4 May the joy of Thy salvation
Be their strength and stay!
May they love and may they praise Thee
Day by day!

5 Holy Spirit, let Thy teaching
Sanctify their life
Send Thy grace that they may conquer
In the strife.

6 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
God the One in Three,
Bless them, guide them, save them, keep them,
Near to Thee.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #576

Author: Isabella S. Stephenson

Born: Ju­ly 1843, Chel­ten­ham, Glou­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land. Died: Ap­ril 1890, Chel­ten­ham, Glou­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land. Daughter of an ar­my of­fi­cer in Chel­ten­ham, Is­a­bel­la was an in­va­lid most of her life.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Holy Father, in Thy mercy
Title: Holy Father, In Thy Mercy
Author: Isabella S. Stephenson
Language: English





WESTRIDGE is a charming two-line tune, effective precisely because "small is beautiful." Martin F. Shaw (PHH 49) composed it in 1929 for a children's hymn, “Jesus, Friend of Little Children,” and the tune was published in Songs of Praise for Boys and Girls (1930). Sing it in unison and use light…

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