Lord, in this Thy mercy’s day

Lord, in this Thy mercy’s day. Isaac Williams* (1802-1865). This is from Williams’s The Baptistery; or, The Way of Eternal Life (1842). This book consisted of 32 ‘Images’. This hymn was from ‘Image the Twenty-second’, a long poem entitled ‘The Day of Days; or, the Great Manifestation’. It had 105 three-line stanzas, prefaced by Ecclesiastes 12: 14: ‘God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.’ The compilers of the First Edition of A&M (1861) took the penultimate  stanzas, 99-104, to make a hymn for Lent: Lord, in this Thy mercy’s day Ere it pass for aye away , On our knees we fall and pray. Holy Jesu, grant us tears,...

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