Author of the Lyrics
The author of the illuminating
words of the "Father of Mercies! God of Love! " lyrics, Samuel Medley (June 23, 1738-July 17, 1799),
was born in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England and
achieved fame as a Baptist pastor and Hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Father of Mercies! God of Love! ", William Smallwood (December 31, 1831-August 6, 1897),
was born in Kendal, Westmoreland, England and
became famous as a composer and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Father of Mercies! God of Love!
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Samuel Medley (June 23, 1738
to July 17, 1799)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: William Smallwood (December 31, 1831 to
August 6, 1897)
Hymn Category: New Year Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Father of mercies! God of love! Whose kind compassion still we prove"
First Publication Date:
Father of Mercies! God of Love! Lyrics
Father of mercies! God of love!
Whose kind compassion still we prove,
Our praise accept, and bless us here,
As brought to this-another year.
We sing Thy goodness all divine,
Whose radiant beams around us shine,
'Tis through Thy goodness we appear
Preserved to this-another year.
Our souls, our all we here resign;
Make us, and keep us ever Thine;
And grant that in Thy love and fear
We may begin-another year.
Be this our sweet experience still,
To know and do Thy holy will;
Then shall our souls, with joy sincere,
Bless Thee for this-another year.
Still, Lord, through life Thy love display,
And then in death's approaching day,
We'll joyful part with all that's here,
Nor wish on earth-another year.