By Thy Mercy

Jesus, Lord of life and glory,
Bend from Heaven thy gracious ear,
While our waiting souls adore thee,
Friend of helpless sinners, hear

From the depth of nature’s blindness
From the hardening power of sin
From all malice and unkindness
From the pride that lurks within

By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord
By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord, good Lord

When temptation sorely presses
In the day of Satan’s power
In our times of deep distresses
In each dark and trying hour

When the world around is smiling
In the time of wealth and ease
Earthly joys our hearts beguiling
In the day of health and peace

In the weary hours of sickness
In the time of grief and pain
When we feel our mortal weakness
When all human help is vain

In the solemn hour of dying
In the awful judgment day
May our souls on thee relying
Find thee still our Rock and Stay

Words by James J Cummins
Music by Greg Thompson
Copyright 2004 Greg Thompson Music
Used with permission. All rights reserved.