Because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.@Ephesians 2:4-5

Howard S. Thursby, 1887 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Rich in mercy, hear the message
Full of blessings from above;
God is calling to the wayward
In the sweetest tones of love:
Rich in mercy, gracious accents,
Falling like a breath from Heav’n;
Souls are purchased with a ransom,
And the contrite are forgiv’n.

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Rich in mercy, wondrous story,
Let us sing it once again;
Sweeter music to the weary,
Than the angels’ glad refrain.

Rich in mercy, dost thou hear it?
Lost one, weary, helpless, poor;
Wilt thou hasten to believe it?
And a Savior’s love implore:
Are you needy? God has riches
Far beyond what we can know,
And the greatness of His glory
Is not heard of here below.

Refrain

Rich in mercy, loud proclaim it!
May the heralds never cease
Until every soul led captive
Finds in Christ a sweet release;
Come, then, sinner, howe’er needy,
All thy wants to Jesus bring;
There are riches, and there’s mercy,
In the presence of the King.

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