Lord in This Thy Mercy's Day

This hymn for Lent was written in 1842 by English Anglican clergyman, scholar and writer, Isaac Williams (1802-1865).

With meter 7.7.7, tunes it is set to include:
  • ST. PHILIP (Monk) by William H. Monk (1823-1889) - the most commonly used tune for this text 
  • HEILIGER GEIST by Johann Crüger (1598-1662) 
  • LACRYMAE by Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900)


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Solo singer, unaccompanied:

Small professional choir, unaccompanied:

Choir, unaccompanied - professional recording, tune LACRYMAE

Caribbean church, tambourine accompaniment
(An article about hymn singing practices prompted creating this page about the hymn).

Instrumental - piano:

Instrumental - organ:


Traditional language

Lord, in this thy mercy's day,
Ere it pass for ay away,
On our knees we fall and pray.

Lord, on us thy Spirit pour,
Kneeling lowly at the door,
Lest it close for evermore.

By thy night of agony,
By thy supplicating cry,
By thy willingness to die.

By thy tears of bitter woe,
For Jerusalem below,
Let us not thy love forgo.

Grant us 'neath thy wings a place,
Lest we lose the day of grace,
Ere we shall behold thy face.

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