The Lord is gracious and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.@Psalm 145:8
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

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

Cleveland W. Howard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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