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The Perfections of God
(Hymns 1-17)


The Mercy of God: Psalm 89:1: “I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.”; Romans 15:9: “And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.”


J. Stocker


1 Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song,
The joy of my heart, and the boast of my tongue;
Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last,
Has won my affections, and bound my soul fast.

2 Thy mercy, in Jesus, exempts me from hell;
Its glories I’ll sing, and its wonders I’ll tell;
’Twas Jesus, my Friend, when he hung on the tree,
Who opened the channel of mercy for me.

3 [Without thy sweet mercy I could not live here;
Sin soon would reduce me to utter despair;

But, through thy free goodness, my spirit’s revive,
And he that first made me still keeps me alive.]

4 [Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart,
Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart;
Dissolved by thy goodness, I fall to the ground,
And weep to the praise of the mercy I found.]

5 The door of thy mercy stands open all day,
To the poor and the needy, who knock by the way.
No sinner shall ever be empty sent back,
Who comes seeking mercy for Jesus’s sake.

6 Great Father of mercies, thy goodness I own,
And the covenant love of thy crucified Son;

All praise to the Spirit, whose whisper divine
Seals mercy, and pardon, and righteousness mine.



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