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For Thy Mercy and Thy Grace
Words: Henry Downton (1818–1885)
Music: Song 13 | Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625)
1. For Thy mercy and Thy grace,
Constant through another year,
Hear our song of thankfulness;
Jesus, our Redeemer, hear.

2. Lo! our sins on Thee we cast,
Thee, our perfect Sacrifice;
And, forgetting all the past,
Press towards our glorious prize.

3. Dark the future: let Thy light
Guide us, bright and morning Star:
Fierce our foes, and hard the fight;
Arm us, Savior, for the war.

4. In our weakness and distress,
Rock of strength, be Thou our stay;
In the pathless wilderness
Be our true and living Way.

5. Who of us death’s awful road
In the coming year shall tread?
With Thy rod and staff, O God,
Comfort Thou his dying bed.

6. Keep us faithful, keep us pure,
Keep us evermore Thine own;
Help, O help us to endure;
Fit us for the promised crown.

7. So within Thy palace gate
We shall praise, on golden strings,
Thee the only potentate,
Lord of lords, and King of kings.