Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lovely
words of the "For Thy mercy and Thy grace " lyrics, Richard Mant (February 12, 1776-November 2, 1848),
was born in Southampton, England and
achieved fame as a Bishop of Killaloe and Hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "For Thy mercy and Thy grace ", Henry John Gauntlett (July 9, 1805-February 21, 1876),
was born in Wellington, Shropshire, England and
became famous as a author, Church organist, composer and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: For Thy mercy and Thy grace
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Richard Mant (February 12, 1776
to November 2, 1848)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Henry John Gauntlett (July 9, 1805 to
February 21, 1876)
Hymn Category: New Year Songs
First Line of Hymn: "For Thy mercy and Thy grace, Constant through another year"
First Publication Date:
For Thy mercy and Thy grace Lyrics
For Thy mercy and Thy grace,
Constant through another year,
Hear our song of thankfulness;
Jesus, our Redeemer, hear.
Lo! our sins on Thee we cast,
Thee, our perfect Sacrifice;
And, forgetting all the past,
Press towards our glorious prize.
Dark the future: let Thy light
Guide us, bright and morning Star:
Fierce our foes, and hard the fight;
Arm us, Savior, for the war.
In our weakness and distress,
Rock of strength, be Thou our Stay;
In the pathless wilderness
Be our true and living Way.
Who of us death's awful road
In the coming year shall tread?
With Thy rod and staff, O God,
Comfort Thou his dying bed.
Keep us faithful, keep us pure,
Keep us evermore Thine own;
Help, O help us to endure;
Fit us for the promised crown.
So within Thy palace gate
We shall praise, on golden strings,
Thee the only Potentate,
Lord of lords, and King of kings.