Lord, in this Thy mercy's dayAuthor: Isaac Williams (1842)
Tune: ST. PHILIP (Monk)
Published in 139 hymnals
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Lord, in this thy mercy's day,
Ere the time shall pass away
On our knees we fall and pray.
Holy Jesus, grant us tears,
Fill us with heart-searching fears,
Ere that day of doom appears.
Lord, on us thy Spirit pour,
Kneeling lowly at thy door,
Ere it close for evermore.
By thy night of agony,
By thy supplicating cry,
By thy willingness to die,
By thy tears of bitter woe
For Jerusalem below,
Let us not thy love forego.
Judge and Savior of our race,
Grant us, when we see thy face,
With thy ransomed ones a place.
On thy love we rest alone
And that love shall then be known
By the pardoned, round thy throne.
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Lord, in this Thy mercy's day. I. Williams. [Lent—A Metrical Litany.] This hymn is taken from "Image the Twentieth," a poem on "The Day of Days; or, the Great Manifestation," in 105 stanzas of 3 lines, which forms a part of his work, The Baptistery; or, The Way of Eternal Life, 1844. It was given with slight changes in the Cooke & Denton Hymnal, 1853, in 6 stanzas. It has been repeated in full or in part in numerous collections in Great Britain and America, and is a most suitable metrical Litany for Lent.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #1802||Holy Ghost||Lord, in this Thy mercy's day||HOLY GHOST||Isaac Williams||7.7.7|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3783||Lord, in This Thy Mercy's Day||Lord, in this Thy mercy's day||HOLY GHOST||Isaac Williams||7.7.7||<cite>The Baptistery</cite>, 1842, alt.|
|The New English Hymnal #69||Lord, in this thy mercy's day||Lord, in this thy mercy's day||ST PHILIP||Isaac Williams, 1802-65||777||1986||The Christian Year | Lent|