Author: Joseph Addison, 1712
Composer: Alexander R. Reinagle, 1836; Tune: ST. PETER Meter: CM
Download the sheet music as a pdf file When All Thy Mercies (in c)
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When all thy mercies, O my God,
My rising soul surveys,
Transported with the view,
I’m lostIn wonder, love, and praise.
Unnumbered comforts to my soul
Thy tender care bestowed,
Before my infant heart conceived
From whom those comforts flowed.
When worn with sickness, oft hast thou
With health renewed my face;
And, when in sins and sorrows sunk,
Revived my soul with grace.
Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
My daily thanks employ;
Nor is the least a cheerful heart
That tastes those gifts with joy.
Through every period of my life
Thy goodness I’ll pursue;
And after death, in distant worlds,
The glorious theme renew.
Through all eternity to thee
A joyful song I’ll raise;
For O, eternity’s too short
To utter all thy praise.