Mercy's Free

How sweet the tidings, mercy's free

Author: William H. Clark
Tune: [How sweet the tidings, "Mercy's free!"]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How sweet the tidings, “Mercy’s free!”
No rice nor money need be brought;
For sinner, lo, it comes to thee,
by precious blood of Jesus bought.

“Mercy’s free!”
“Mercy’s free!”
How sweet the tidings, “Mercy’s free!”
‘Tis free for you, ‘tis free for me,
How sweet the tidings, “Mercy’s free!”

2 How sweet the tidings, “Mercy’s free!”
Best news by mortal ever heard,
Sent down to earth, as heav’n’s decree,
And sure as the eternal world. [Chorus]

3 How sweet the tidings, “Mercy’s free!”
To high and low, to rich and poor;
For who will His disciple be,
Shall find His word of promise sure. [Chorus]

4 How sweet the tidings, “Mercy’s free!”
And rebels pardon may obtain;
Since Jesus died upon the tree,
That sinners all might mercy gain. [Chorus]

5 How sweet the tidings, “Mercy’s free!”
O joyful sound, O wondrous grace;
To Jesus, then, at once we’ll flee,
And rest secure in His embrace. [Chorus]

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #152

Author: William H. Clark

Clark, William Henry. (Racine, Wisconsin, April 8, 1854--November 8, 1925, Rome, New York). Free Methodist. In his infancy, his parents returned to their former home in New York State, where his mother soon died, and his father married a close friend of hers, who forecast, after William's conversion in 1873, that one day he would be a bishop. He served the Susquehanna Conference of his denomination as a pastor and district superintendent from 1876 until 1919, when his stepmother's prediction came true. Meanwhile, he had been a member of the joint commission of the Free and Wesleyan Methodist Churches which compiled the Hymnal of 1910, and contributed some items to it. He died in office, requesting no eulogy at his funeral. --Arlene Clyde… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How sweet the tidings, mercy's free
Title: Mercy's Free
Author: William H. Clark
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Mercy's free
Copyright: Public Domain



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Gleanings of Sacred Song #52

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d55

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Gospel Praise Book. #152

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Songs of Praise and Delight #153

The Gem of Gems #d59

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