Wednesday, December 21, 2005

O GOD OF MERCY, GOD OF MIGHT

Words:God­frey Thring, 1877.

Music:Ed­win D. Drew­ett, 1887.

O God of mercy, God of might,


In love and pity infinite,

Teach us, as ever in Thy sight,

To live our life to Thee.


And Thou Who cam’st on earth to die,


That fallen man might live thereby,

O hear us, for to Thee we cry

In hope, O Lord, to Thee.


Teach us the lesson Thou hast taught,

To feel for those Thy blood hath bought;

That every word and deed and thought

May work a work for Thee.


For all are brethren, far and wide,

Since Thou, O Lord, for all hast died;


Then teach us, whatsoe’er betide,

To love them all in Thee.


In sickness, sorrow, want or care,

Whate’er it be, ’tis ours to share;

May we, when help is needed, there

Give help as unto Thee.


And may Thy Holy Spirit move

All those who live, to live in love,

Till Thou shalt greet in Heaven above


All those who live to Thee.

1 comment:

Night Writer said...

Neat. I think there's a tendency in the modern church to benignly discount our predecessors in the faith as missing some of the "revelation" we have today and overlook the fundamental truths they espoused.

By the wayk, I've noticed that you're relatively new to the MOB blogroll so I thought I'd tag you with this "weird" meme that I got hit with so we can get to know you better. This one is pretty simple: create a post listing five weird habits you have or things that you do. It's up to you whether or not you want to tag anyone else.

If you complete the assignment, send me a link at http://thenightwriterblog.powerblogs.com/posts/1135303073.shtml so I'll be sure to see it.

Welcome to the MOB!