Father of Mercies! God of Love

Father of Mercies! God of Love. Samuel Medley* (1738-1799).  This was Hymn II in the Second Edition, enlarged, of Hymns. By the Rev. S. Medley, of Liverpool (Bradford, 1789). It was repeated as Hymn XXV in his Hymns.The public worship and private devotions of true Christians assisted, in some thoughts in verse: principally drawn from select passages of the word of God (1800). New Year was an important time in Medley’s calendar: he wrote many hymns to mark it, reflecting on the event and its significance for the Christian life. This one was entitled simply ‘New Year’:  Father of mercies! God of love! Whose kind compassion still we prove, - Our praise accept, and bless us here, As brought to...

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