Sunday, March 18, 2007

hymn

Thy Mercy My God
WORDS BY JOHN STOKER

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
Hath won my affections and bound my soul fast.

Without Thy sweet mercy I could not live here;
Sin would reduce me to utter despair;
But through Thy free goodness my spirits revive
And He that first made me still keeps me alive.

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 for the praise of the mercy I've found.

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.

2 comments:

Ana said...

Thank you for posting this hymn. I really like the part "Without Thy sweet mercy I could not live here; Sin would reduce me to utter despair;" Looking forward to Thursday. :) Books, long dresses, and tea? :) Can't wait! love ya!!

Katya said...

Yes, this is a favorite of mine! (I have so many favorites, though. :)) Thursday will indeed have to be a long skirt sort of day. What fun! See ya, Katie