Scripture Verse

God…is rich in mercy. Ephesians 2:4


Thomas T. Lynch (1818–1871)

Words: Tho­mas T. Lynch, 1850.

Music: Land of Rest Ri­chard S. New­man, 1879 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of New­man (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


The Lord is rich and merciful,
The Lord is very kind;
O come to Him, come now to Him,
With a be­liev­ing mind.
His comforts, they shall strengthen thee,
Like flowing waters cool;
And He shall for thy spirit be
A fountain ever full.

The Lord is glo­ri­ous and strong
Our God is very high;
O trust in Him, trust now in Him,
And have security.
He shall be to thee like the sea,
And thou shalt surely feel
His wind, that bloweth healthily
Thy sicknesses to heal.

The Lord is wonderful and wise,
As all the ages tell;
O learn of Him, learn now of Him,
Then with thee it is well.
And with His light thou shalt be blest,
Therein to work and live;
And He shall be to thee a rest
When evening hours arrive.