Scripture Verse

Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens, and Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. Psalm 36:5


Francis Rous
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Words: Fran­cis Rous, 1646.

Music: Pe­ter­bo­rough (Har­ris­on) Ralph Har­ris­on, 1786 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Thy mercy, Lord, is in the heav’ns;
Thy truth doth reach the clouds;
Thy justice is like mountains great;
Thy judgments deep as floods.

Lord, Thou preservest man and beast;
How precious is Thy grace!
Therefore in shadow of Thy wings,
Men’s sons their trust shall place.

They with the fatness of Thy house
Shall be well satisfied;
From rivers of Thy pleasure Thou
Wilt drink to them provide.

Because of life the fountain pure
Remains alone with Thee;
And in that purest light of Thine
We clearly light shall see.