Lord, of thy mercy hear our cry

Lord, of Thy mercy hear our cry.  Emma Toke* (1812-1878). This prayer for righteousness in the nation was first published in the SPCK Psalms and Hymns for Public Worship (1852), edited by Thomas Vincent Fosbery*. It was not included in its successor, Church Hymns (1871), but remained in use until recent times in Ireland, being found in ICH3 (1919) and ICH4 (1960). Lord, of Thy mercy hear our cry  For this long favour’d land;That now, as in the days gone by,  Her strength may be Thy hand!  May she her holy lot fulfil,  Earth’s sanctuary to be;And stand amid the nations still,  A witness true to Thee!  And when the last dread trumpet’s sound  Upon her ear shall ring,Grant that her children...

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