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“Great Thy Mercy”

GREAT THY MERCY

 a prayer of praise

Psalm 103:11 “so great is His mercy”

 

Precious mercy, what great mercy,                            

oh, sweet pardon long and free.                                            

Far beyond my least deserving,                                             

Jesus made my cross His own:                                              

arms outstretched, my sin embracing,                        

holy wrath absorbed, love made known.                   

Great Thy mercy is to me.                                         

Great Thy mercy is to me.                                         

 

 

Joyous mercy, what great mercy,                              

the Savior’s boundless bounty,                                              

for a wayward son and pauper,                                             

who rebelled and turned away.                                              

Now the waiting, selfless Father                                

hangs upon my neck, bids me stay.                            

Great Thy mercy is to me.                                         

Great Thy mercy is to me.                                         

 

 

Gracious mercy, what great mercy,

compels us to come near Thee.                                             

Why stand outside the Father’s feast?                                   

Is God near a distant heart?                                      

His flowing graces are increased                                

where knowing Christ fills every part.                        

All Thy mercies may I see.                                        

All Thy mercies may I see.                

 

 

Splendid mercy, lavish mercy.                                               

Behold The Sovereign’s beauty.                                

He who purchased our redemption,                           

Him we worship and adore.                                      

Broken vessels in salvation,                                       

God mends and cleans to use once more.                  

Greater mercy can there be?                                     

To our LORD all glory be!                                        

 

Copyright 2009. Mark Olivero. all rights reserved. may not be copied without written permission.

written while making preparations for a special TBC Career Group worship service on God’s mercy

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