Today Thy mercy calls us (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-17)   CPDL #52154:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-17).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

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Title: Today Thy mercy calls us
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Oswald Allen

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 76. 76. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 97, p. 50

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Original text and translations

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1  Today Thy mercy calls us
To wash away our sin.
However great my trespass,
Whatever we have been,
However long from mercy
Our hearts have turned away,
Thy precious blood can wash us
And make us clean today.

2  Today Thy gate is open,
And all who enter in
Shall find a Father's welcome
And pardon for their sin.
The past shall be forgotten,
A present joy be giv'n,
A future grace be promised,
A glorious crown in heav'n.

3  Today our Father calls us;
The Holy Spirit waits;
His blessèd angels gather
Around the heav'nly gates.
No question will be asked us
How often we have come;
Although I oft have wandered,
It is our Father's home.

4  O all-embracing mercy,
O ever-open door,
What shall I do without Thee
When heart and eye run o'er?
When all things seem against us,
To drive us to despair,
We know one gate is open,
One ear will hear our prayer.