Father of mercies! in thy word,
What endless glory shines!
For ever be thy name adored,
For these celestial lines.
Here, the Redeemer’s welcome voice
Spreads heavenly peace around;
And life, and everlasting joys
Attend the blissful sound.
Oh! may these heavenly pages be
My ever dear delight;
And still new beauties may I see,
And still increasing light.
Divine Instructor, gracious Lord!
– By Anne Steele, 1760. Found in Edwin Francis Hatfield, The Church Hymn Book: For the Worship of God (NP: A. B. Kidder’s Typography, 1872), p. 220, #358. Viewable online at Google Books.