Thy Mercies And Thy Love

Thy mercies and thy love,
O Lord, recal to mind;
And graciously continue still,
As thou wert ever, kind.

To me thy truth impart,
And lead me in thy way:
For thou art He that brings me help;
On thee I wait all day.

Let all my youthful crimes
Be blotted out by thee;
And for they wond’rous goodness sake,
In mercy think on me.

His mercy and his truth,
The righteous Lord displays,
In bringing wand’ring sinners home,
And teaching them his ways.

He those in justice guides,
Who his direction seek;
And in his sacred paths shall lead
The humble and the meek.

Through all the ways of God
Both truth and mercy shine,
To such as, with religious hearts,
To his blest will incline.