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Divine Mercies

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Thou Eternal God,

T hine is surpassing greatness, unspeakable

goodness, super-abundant grace;

I can as soon count the sands of ocean’s ‘lip’

as number thy favours towards me;

I know but a part, but that part exceeds all praise.

I thank thee for personal mercies,

a measure of health, preservation of body,

comforts of house and home, sufficiency of food

and clothing,

continuance of mental powers,

my family, their mutual help and support,

the delights of domestic harmony and peace,

the seats now filled that might have been vacant,

my country, church, Bible, faith.

But, O, how I mourn my sin, ingratitude, vileness,

the days that add to my guilt,

the scenes that witness my offending tongue;

All things in heaven, earth, around, within, without,

condemn me –

the sun which sees my misdeeds,

the darkness which is light to thee,

the cruel accuser who justly charges me,

the good angels who have been provoked to leave


thy countenance which scans my secret sins,

thy righteous law, thy holy Word,

my sin-soiled conscience, my private and

public life,

my neighbours, myself –

all write dark things against me.

I deny them not, frame no excuse, but confess,

‘Father, I have sinned’;

Yet still I live, and fly repenting to thy oustretched


thou wilt not cast me off, for Jesus brings me near,

thou wilt not condemn me, for he died in

my stead,

thou wilt not mark my mountains of sin,

for he levelled all,

and his beauty covers my deformities.

O my God, I bid farewell to sin by clinging

to his cross,

hiding in his wounds, and sheltering in his side.

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