When all thy mercies, O my God

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Lyricist: Joseph Addison.

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1  When all thy mercies, O my God,
my rising soul surveys,
transported with the view, I'm lost
in wonder, love, and praise.

2  Unnumbered comforts to my soul
thy tender care bestowed,
before my infant heart conceived
from whom these comforts flowed.

3  When in the slippery paths of youth
with heedless steps I ran,
thine arm unseen conveyed me safe,
and led me up to man.

4  Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
my daily thanks employ,
and not the least a cheerful heart
which tastes those gifts with joy.

5  Through every period of my life
thy goodness I'll pursue,
and after death in distant worlds
the glorious theme renew.

6  Through all eternity to thee
a joyful song I'll raise;
for O, eternity's too short
to utter all thy praise.


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