When all thy mercies, O my God

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

Thy Providence my life sustained,
and all my wants redressed,
while in the silent womb I lay,
and hung upon the breast.

To all my weak complaints and cries
thy mercy lent an ear,
ere yet my feeble thoughts had learned
to form themselves in prayer.

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

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

Through hidden dangers, toils, and deaths,
it gently cleared my way;
and through the pleasing snares of vice,
more to be feared than they.

O how shall words with equal warmth
the gratitude declare,
that glows within my ravished heart?
but thou canst read it there.

Thy bounteous hand with worldly bliss
hath made my cup run o'er;
and, in a kind and faithful Friend,
hath doubled all my store.

Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
my daily thanks employ;
nor is the last a cheerful heart
that tastes those gifts with joy.

When worn with sickness, oft hast thou
with health renewed my face;
and, when in sins and sorrows sunk,
revived my soul with grace.

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

When nature fails, and day and night
divide thy works no more,
my ever grateful heart, O Lord,
thy mercy shall adore.

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

Words: Joseph Addison (1672-1719), 1712

MIDI: Contemplation (Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, 1825-1889)

Meter: CM

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869 195 Winchester Old  
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 426 Zurich  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 426 Belmont  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 426 Winchester Old  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 426 Arlington  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 517 Contemplation  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 452    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 557 St. Stephen  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 657 Burlington  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 657 Winchester Old  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 657 Arlington, Winchester Old  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 657 Manoah, Winchester Old  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 657 Arlington, Jesu dulcis memoria, Manoah, St. Paul's  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 657 Winchester Old  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 592 Bishopthorpe  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 404 Irish  
The English Hymnal, 1906 511 Belgrave  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 661 St. Stephen  
The Hymnal 1916 237 Tallis' Ordinal  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 169 Contemplation, St. Stephen  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 483 Stafford, St. Fulbert  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
421 Arlington  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 319 Contemplation, St. Jerome  
Songs of Praise, 1925 395 Belgrave  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 694 Belgrave  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 381 Newbury, St. Stephen  
The Hymnal 1940 297 Durham, St. Stephen  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 177 Contemplation  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 486 St. Fulbert  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965      
The Hymn Book 1971      
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 039 Harington  
The Hymnal 1982 415 Durham  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 109 Contemplation  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 472 Belgrave, Contemplation  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 039 Contemplation Text modernized
Church Family Worship, 1988 383 Contemplation  
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 544 Belgrave, Contemplation  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 343 St. Stephen  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999      
Sing Glory, 1999 073 Contemplation  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 751 Contemplation  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 617 Contemplation  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 732 Belgrave, Contemplation  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 374 Contemplation, St. Fulbert  

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