Father of mercies, God of love (Edward Vine Hall)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-08-03). Score information: A4, 11 pages, 221 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 1903 The Musical Times no.768
Original text and translations
1 Father of mercies, God of love,
Whose gifts all creatures share,
The rolling seasons as they move
Proclaim Thy constant care.
2 When in the bosom of the earth
The sower hid the grain,
Thy goodness marked its secret birth,
And sent the early rain.
3 The spring’s sweet influence, Lord, was Thine,
The seasons knew Thy call;
Thou mad’st the summer sun to shine,
The summer dews to fall.
4 Thy gifts of mercy from above
matured the swelling grain:
And now the harvest crowns Thy love,
And plenty fills the plain.
5 O ne’er may our forgetful hearts
O’erlook Thy bounteous care,
But what our Father’s hand imparts
Still own in praise and prayer.
6 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom we adore,
Be glory, as it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.