Scripture Verse

I will sing aloud of Thy mercy in the morning.@Psalm 59:16

Words: Am­os F. Herr, 1890. Herr wrote this hymn one Sun­day morn­ing when the snow was so deep his horse could not make it through the drifts to get him to church.

Music: Gra­ti­tude (Herr) Amos F. Herr, in Hymns and Tunes for Pub­lic and Pri­vate Wor­ship, and Sun­day Schools (Elk­hart, In­di­a­na: Men­non­ite Pub­lish­ing, 1890), num­ber 169 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Amos F. Herr
(1816–1897)

I owe the Lord a morning song
Of gratitude and praise,
For the kind mercy He has shown
In lengthening out my days.

He kept me safe another night;
I see another day;
Now may His Spirit, as the light,
Direct me in His way.

Keep me from danger and from sin;
Help me Thy will to do,
So that my heart be pure within;
And I Thy goodness know.

Keep me till Thou wilt call me hence,
Where never night can be;
And save me, Lord, for Jesus’ sake.
He shed His blood for me.