Lord, in this Thy mercy's dayAuthor: Isaac Williams (1842)
Tune: ST. PHILIP (Monk)
Published in 140 hymnals
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1 Lord, in this thy mercy's day,
Ere pass for ay away,
On our knees we fall and pray.
2 Lord, on us thy Spirit pour,
Kneeling lowly at the door,
Lest it close for evermore.
3 By thy night of agony,
By thy supplicating cry,
By thy willingness to die.
4 By thy tears of bitter woe,
For Jerusalem below,
Let us not thy love forego.
5 Grant us 'neath thy wings a place,
Lest we lose the day of grace,
Ere we shall behold thy face.
Source: The New English Hymnal #69
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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|