"Thy Mercy, My God"
“THY MERCY, MY GOD”
Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song—
The joy of my heart. and the boast of my tongue.
Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last,
Hath won my affections, and bound my soul fast.
Without Thy sweet mercy I could not live here;
Sin would reduce me to utter despair;
But, through Thy free goodness, my spirits revive,
And He that first made me still keeps me alive.
Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart,
Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart.
Dissolved by Thy goodness, I fall to the ground,
And weep to the praise of the mercy I’ve found.
Great Father of mercies, Thy goodness I own,
And the covenant love of Thy crucified Son;
All praise to the Spirit, Whose whisper divine
Seals mercy, and pardon, and righteousness mine.
—John Stocker (c. 1776). Sandra McCracken’s musical setting of this text is found on the Indelible Grace recording PILGRIM DAYS (www.igracemusic.com). You can get a free lead sheet and hear a simple demo version at http://igracemusic.com/igracemusic/hymnbook/hymns/t12.html
Matthew Smith, Kevin Twit, and INDELIBLE GRACE
(www.igracemusic.com) will be our guests on campus,
March 8-9, 2006. Please spread the word. For a color
flyer and concert information, please go to
INSTITUTE FOR CHRISTIAN WORSHIP LECTURES
Kevin Twit, Wednesday, March 8, 2006
12:30 P.M. "Exploring the 'Why' behind the Modern Hymn Movement"
Kevin Twit, Thursday, March 9, 2006
12:30 P.M. "Exploring the 'Why?' behind the Modern Hymn Movement"
1:30 P.M. "Engaging the Emerging Church with Hymns"
MATTHEW SMITH AND INDELIBLE GRACE, Thursday, March 9, 2006
10:00 A.M. Worship Leadership in Chapel
7:30 P.M. Concert in Alumni Chapel
ONE MORE EVENT FOR HYMN LOVERS
If you are free on Wednesday evening, March 8, 6:30 P.M., Kevin Twit (the founder and producer of INDELIBLE GRACE) will be speaking at Clifton Baptist Church: "Christian Experience in the Hymns Of Anne Steele (1717-1778).” All are welcomed.
Have a great week,
Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Music and Worship
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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