Today Thy mercy calls us

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1 Today Your mercy calls us
To wash away our sin.
However great my trespass,
Whatever we have been,
However long from mercy
Our hearts have turned away,
Your precious blood can wash us
And make us clean today.

2 Today Your gate is open,
And all who enter in
Shall find a Father's welcome
And pardon for their sin.
The past shall be forgotten,
A present joy be giv'n,
A future grace be promised,
A glorious crown in heav'n.

3 Today our Father calls us;
The Holy Spirit waits;
His blessèd angels gather
Around the heav'nly gates.
No question will be asked us
How often we have come;
Although I oft have wandered,
It is our Father's home.

4 O all-embracing Mercy,
O ever-open Door,
What shall I do without You
When heart and eye run o'er?
When all things seem against us,
To drive us to despair,
We know one gate is open,
One ear will hear our prayer.



Source: Lutheran Service Book #915

Author: Oswald Allen

Allen, Oswald, son of John Allen, banker, of Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmoreland, and great-nephew of James Allen (q.v.); born at Kirkby Lonsdale, 1816, and educated in that town. After residing for a time in Glasgow, he returned to Kirkby Lonsdale, and joined the staff of the local bank; died October 2, 1878. In 1861 (Preface, Oct. 1861), he published Hymns of the Christian Life, Lond., Nisbet. It contains 148 hymns, a few of which are in common use. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Today Thy mercy calls us
Author: Oswald Allen (1861)
Meter: 7.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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ANTHES


BLAIRGOWRIE

John Bacchus Dykes (b. Kingston-upon-Hull' England, 1823; d. Ticehurst, Sussex, England, 1876) wrote HARTFORD in 1872 for the text “The Voice that Breathed o'er Eden” on the occasion of a friend's wedding. The American tune title HARTFORD refers to the capital of Connecticut. The tune is known…

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The Cyber Hymnal #6849
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Small Church Music #2091
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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #339TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #915TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #347TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #2091Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #6849TextScoreAudio
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