O the Lord is rich in mercy

O the Lord is rich in mercy

Author: Edward A. Barnes
Tune: [Oh, the Lord is rich in mercy]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Oh, the Lord is rich in mercy,
As his word will sweetly show,
And the fount will never fail us
In its free and blessed flow;
We have grieved the Holy Spirit,
Heeding not his loving call,
Yet, in bringing true contrition
There is mercy for us all.

Refrain:
Oh, there is mercy for all,
Mercy for you, mercy for me;
Oh, there is mercy for all;
Mercy for you and me.

2 Oh, the Lord is rich in mercy,
As he reigns in life above,
And we know ‘tis sweetly blended
With his holy name of love;
As we all are weak and sinful,
He will prove a friend indeed,
And his mercy, ever flowing,
Meets our ev’ry want and need. [Refrain]

3 Oh, the Lord is rich in mercy,
As we all may see and know,
And he waits to hear us calling,
Tender mercy to bestow;
We are prone to sin and error,
We are prone to go astray,
Yet his mercy it will reach us,
And will bring us home today. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #124

Author: Edward A. Barnes

Chicago writer of hymns, religious and romantic poetry, and temperance songs. Edward Albert Barnes was born January 24, 1842. Little is known about his personal history beyond his own accounts of his songwriting process, his relationship with two younger sisters, Lillie and Della, and his religious beliefs. Barnes was a life-long Chicagoan and devoted his time to the Christian church and to the American temperance movement. His career as a published writer began in 1865 and ended in 1893. Songs such as “Are You Coming to the Light?” and “Tent and Mansion” were distributed widely in hymnals and church programs, while his temperance songs were included in music books that circulated in local and national church communities. By h… Go to person page >

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First Line: O the Lord is rich in mercy
Author: Edward A. Barnes
Refrain First Line: O there is mercy for all

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Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #124TextAudioPage Scan
Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #290Page Scan
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #290Page Scan



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