Father of Mercies

Words:LM • Frederick W. Faber (1849), Alice Flowerdew (1803), and others who are unknown.
Music:ELEOS • English melody, Henri F. Hemy's Crown of Jesus Music (1864), arr. unknown.



Father of mercies, day by day
My love to Thee grows more and more;
Thy gifts are strewn upon my way
Like sands upon the great seashore,
Like sands upon the great seashore.


Father of mercies, God of love,
Whose gentle gifts all creatures share,
The rolling seasons as they move
Proclaim to all Thy constant care,
Proclaim to all Thy constant care.


Father of mercies, may our hearts
Ne’er overlook Thy bounteous care,
But what our Father’s hand imparts
Still own in grateful praise and prayer,
Still own in grateful praise and prayer.

Compared to Hymnals

  No. Words Music
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs 130 Identical Key of E♭ instead of F
Songs for Worship and Praise 61 Identical Identical
Songs of Faith and Praise 51 Identical Identical
Praise for the Lord 141 Identical Identical
Hymns for Worship (Revised) 134 Identical Identical
Songs of the Church 122 Identical Identical
Sacred Selections n/a
Christian Hymns No. 2 n/a
Great Songs of the Church No. 2 373 Identical Identical


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Through [Jesus] let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name.
— Hebrews 13:15