12055. The Mercies Of My God And King

1 The mercies of my God and King
My tongue shall still pursue:
O happy they who, while they sing
Those mercies, share them too!

2 As bright and lasting as the sun,
As lofty as the sky,
From age to age Thy truth shall run,
And chance and change defy.

3 The covenant of the King of kings
Shall stand for ever sure;
And ’neath the shadow of Thy wings
Thy saints repose secure.

4 Thine is the earth, and Thine the skies,
Created at Thy will:
The waves at Thy command arise,
At Thy command are still.

5 In earth below, in Heav’n above,
Who, who is Lord like Thee?
O spread the Gospel of Thy love
Till all Thy glories see.

Text Information
First Line: The mercies of my God and King
Title: The Mercies Of My God And King
Author: Henry F. Lyte
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: The Spirit of the Psalms, 1834
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: ST. AGNES by John B. Dykes; ST. SAVIOUR by Frederick G. Baker; ST. STEPHENS by William Jones
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: William Croft (1708)
Meter: CM
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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