Monday, April 13, 2020

Every Morning Mercies New - #537

 Norma Boeckler's Christian Art

"Every Morning Mercies New"
by Greville Phillimore, 1821-1884

1. Every morning mercies new
Fall as fresh as morning dew;
Every morning let us pay
Tribute with the early day;
For Thy mercies, Lord, are sure,
Thy compassion doth endure.

2. Still the greatness of Thy love
Daily doth our sins remove;
Daily, far as east from west,
Lifts the burden from the breast;
Gives unbought to those who pray
Strength to stand in evil day.

3. Let our prayers each morn prevail
That these gifts may never fail;
And as we confess the sin
And the Tempter's power within,
Feed us with the Bread of Life;
Fit us for our daily strife.

4. As the morning light returns,
As the sun with splendor burns,
Teach us still to turn to Thee,
Ever-blessed Trinity.
With our hands our hearts to raise
In unfailing prayer and praise.

Hymn #537
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Lam. 3:23
Author: Greville Phillimore, 1863, alt.
Composer: Johann G. Ebeling, 1666
Tune: "Voller Wunder"

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