Scripture Verse

The Lord is gracious and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. Psalm 145:8


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Sil­ver Spray (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1868).

Music: Cleve­land W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


Slow to anger, full of kind­ness,
Rich in mercy, Lord, Thou art,
Wash me in Thy healing foun­tain,
Take away my sinful heart.


I would go the pil­grim’s jour­ney,
Onward to the promised land;
I would reach the golden ci­ty,
There to join the angel band.

Thou wilt ne­ver, ne­ver leave me,
If I give myself to Thee,
Teach, O teach me how to praise Thee,
Tell me what my life should be.


May Thy ever gracious Spi­rit,
Lead me in the way of truth,
May I learn the voice of wis­dom,
In the early days of youth.


O! how sweet to rest con­fid­ing,
On Thy Word that cannot fail,
Strong in Thee, whate’er my tri­als,
Through Thy grace I must pre­vail.