Scripture Verse

Thy lovingkindness is good. Psalm 69:16

Introduction

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Edward J. Hopkins
1818–1901

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­te­ri­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 187.

Music: Ell­ers Ed­ward J. Hop­kins, in the Sup­ple­ment­al Tune-Book, by Ro­bert Brown-Borth­wick, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Thy lovingkindness, Lord, is good and free,
In tender mercy turn Thou unto me;
Hide not Thy face from me in my distress,
In mercy hear my prayer, Thy servant bless.

Needy and sorrowful, to Thee I cry;
Let Thy sal­va­tion set my soul on high;
Then I will sing and praise Thy holy name,
My thankful song Thy mercy shall pro­claim.

With joy the meek shall see my soul restored;
Your heart shall live, ye saints that seek the Lord;
He helps the needy and regards their cries,
Those in distress the Lord will not despise.

Let Heav’n above His grace and glo­ry tell,
Let earth and sea and all that in them dwell;
Salvation to His people God will give,
And they that love His name with Him shall live.