By Thy Mercy

Friends, we’ll be singing a new (old) hymn this Sunday called By Thy Mercy. Listen to it by clicking here. The lyrics are below as well. Between now and Sunday, pause for a moment and let the words of this song soak in a bit. Maybe make it part of your Sabbath to just listen. Or gather the kids around to hear it with you. Looking forward to singing with you on Sunday.

Jesus, Lord of life and glory,
Bend from heaven thy gracious ear;
While our waiting souls adore thee,
Friend of helpless sinners, hear:

From the depth of nature’s blindness,
From the hardening power of sin,
From all malice and unkindness,
From the pride that lurks within,

Refrain:
By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord
By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord, good Lord.

When temptation sorely presses,
In the day of Satan’s power,
In our times of deep distresses,
In each dark and trying hour.

When the world around is smiling,
In the time of wealth and ease,
Earthly joys our hearts beguiling,
In the day of health and peace. 

In the weary hours of sickness,
In the times of grief and pain,
When we feel our mortal weakness,
When all human help is vain.

In the solemn hour of dying,
In the awful judgment day,
May our souls, on thee relying,
Find thee still our Rock and Stay.

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