O king of mercy, from Thy throne on high
1 O king of mercy, from Thy throne on high
Look down in love, and hear our humble cry.
2 Thou tender Shepherd of the blood-bought sheep,
Thy feeble wandering flock in safety keep.
3 O gentle Saviour, by Thy death we live;
To contrite sinners life eternal give.
4 Thou art the Bread of heaven, on Thee we feed;
Be near to help our souls in time of need.
5 Thou art the mourner's Stay, the sinner's Friend,
Sweet Fount of joy and blessings without end.
6 O come and cheer us with Thy heavenly grace;
Reveal the brightness of Thy glorious face.
7 In cooling cloud by day, in fire by night,
Be near our steps, and make our darkness light.
8 Go where we go, abide where we abide,
In life, in death, our Comfort, Strength, and Guide.
9 O lead us daily with Thine eye of love
And bring us safely to our home above.