When all thy mercies, O my God

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

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

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

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

#72 in Hymnal: A Worship Book

Words:  Joseph Addison, The Spectator, 1712
   Tune:  John Cole, Ecclesiastical Harmony, 1805; version from Harmonia Sacra, 12th ed., 1867

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