Have mercy on us, God most high


Have mercy on us, God most high,
who lift our hearts to thee;
have mercy now, most merciful,
most Holy Trinity.

When heaven and earth were yet unmade,
when time was yet unknown,
thou, in thy bliss and majesty,
didst live and love alone.

How wonderful creation is,
the work thou didst bless;
and O what then must thou be like,
eternal Loveliness!

Most ancient of all mysteries!
Low at thy throne we lie;
have mercy now, most merciful,
most Holy Trinity.


Words: Frederick William Faber, 1849

Music: St. Flavian

Meter: CM

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