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O God of Mercy, God of MightRev. John Keble (1792-1866)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
826RefreshmentGeorge M. Garrett (1834-1897)Long Meter (

1O God of Mercy, God of Might,
How should frail sinners bear the sight,
If, as Thy power is surely here,
Thine open glory should appear.
2For now, Thy people are allowed
To scale the mount and pierce the cloud,
And faith may feed her eager view
With wonders Sinai never knew.
3O agony of wavering thought,
When sinners first so near are brought!
“It is my Maker– dare I stay?
My Savior– dare I turn away?”
4Sweet, awful hour! The only sound
One gentle footstep gliding round,
Offering by turns, on Jesu’s part,
The Cross to every hand and heart.
5Refresh us, Lord, to hold it fast;
And when the veil is drawn at last,
Let us depart where shadows cease,
With words of blessing and of peace. Amen.
Matthew11:28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

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