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Hymn #223: Thy Mercy, My God, Is The Theme Of My Song

Hymn #222 Hymn #224

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223 ( John Stocker

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 soon 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 to the praise of the mercy I found.

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' sake.

Thy mercy in Jesus exempts me from hell;

Its glories I'll sing, and its wonders I'll tell;

'Twas Jesus my all, as He hung on the tree,

Who opened the channel of mercy for me.

Great Father of mercies, Thy goodness I own,

And the cov'nant love of Thy crucified Son;

All praise to the Spirit whose whisper divine,

Seals mercy and pardon and righteousness mine!

Hymn #222 Hymn #224