Scripture Verse

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us. Psalm 67:1

Introduction

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Henry F. Lyte (1793–1847)

Words: Hen­ry F. Lyte, Spi­rit of the Psalms 1834.

Music: Ra­tis­bon Jo­hann G. Wer­ner’s Cho­ral­buch zu den neu­en pro­test­ant­isch­en Ge­sang­büch­ern (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1815). Har­mo­ny by Will­iam H. Hav­er­gal, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

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William H. Havergal (1793–1870)

Lyrics

God of mer­cy, God of grace,
Show the bright­ness of Thy face;
Shine up­on us, Sav­ior, shine,
Fill Thy Church with light di­vine;
And Thy sav­ing health ex­tend
Unto earth’s re­mot­est end.

Let the peo­ple praise Thee, Lord!
Be by all that live ad­ored;
Let the na­tions shout and sing
Glory to their Sav­ior king,
At Thy feet their tri­bute pay,
And Thy ho­ly will ob­ey.

Let the peo­ple praise Thee, Lord!
Earth shall then her fruits af­ford:
God to man His bless­ings give,
Man to God de­vot­ed live;
All be­low, and all above
One in joy, and light, and love.