Father of Mercies! God of Love! Lyrics
Father of mercies! God of love!
Whose kind compassion still we prove,
Our praise accept, and bless us here,
As brought to this-another year.
We sing Thy goodness all divine,
Whose radiant beams around us shine,
'Tis through Thy goodness we appear
Preserved to this-another year.
Our souls, our all we here resign;
Make us, and keep us ever Thine;
And grant that in Thy love and fear
We may begin-another year.
Be this our sweet experience still,
To know and do Thy holy will;
Then shall our souls, with joy sincere,
Bless Thee for this-another year.
Still, Lord, through life Thy love display,
And then in death's approaching day,
We'll joyful part with all that's here,
Nor wish on earth-another year.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Father of Mercies! God of Love! ", William Smallwood (December 31, 1831-August 6, 1897), was born in Kendal, Westmoreland, England and became famous as a composer and musician.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Father of Mercies! God of Love!
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Samuel Medley (June 23, 1738 to July 17, 1799)
Nationality of Author: English
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: William Smallwood (December 31, 1831 to August 6, 1897)
Hymn Category: New Year Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Father of mercies! God of love! Whose kind compassion still we prove"
First Publication Date: 1789