Father of mercies, in Thy Word
What endless glory shines!
For ever be Thy Name adored,
For these celestial lines.
Here may the wretched sons of want,
Exhaustless riches find;
Riches above what earth can grant,
And lasting as the mind.
Here the fair tree of knowledge grows
And yields a free repast;
Sublimer sweets than nature knows
Invite the longing taste.
Here the Redeemer’s welcome voice
Spreads heavenly peace around;
And life, and everlasting joys,
Attend the blissful sound.
O may these heavenly pages be
My ever dear delight;
And still new beauties may I see,
And still increasing light.
Divine Instructor, gracious Lord,
Be Thou for ever near;
Teach me to love Thy sacred Word,
And view my Saviour there.