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 affection 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 spirit's revived
and He that first made me so keeps me alive
Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart
which wonders to feel it's own heartless depart
dissolved by Thy goodness I fall to the ground
and weep for 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
Was recently listening to an old Caedmon's Call CD and the above song brought me to tears...
God is taking me through a season of revealing HIS unconditional and continual GRACE, MERCY, and ACCEPTANCE. I struggle to really receive, accept and understand His GREAT mercy for myself. I often can give MUCH mercy to others, but when it comes to me I feel I do not deserve the GRACE God offers.
The truth is that HE GIVES GRACE because of WHO HE IS, not because of anything I DO. GOD IS LOVE... I am accepted as HIS CHILD and therefore free grace is mine. I am in such need of a revelation of this.
This beautiful hymn was written in 1776 by John Stocker.
The words are powerful. Profound TRUTH to meditate on...