When All Thy Mercies, O My God

O give thanks unto the LORD;
for He is good:
for His mercy endureth for ever.
- - Psalm 136:1 - -

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

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

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

Thru every period of my life
Thy goodness I'll pursue,
and after death, in distant world,
the glorious theme renew.
- - Joseph Addison - -

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: 
with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness
to all generations.
- - Psalm 89:1 - -

The Lord is merciful and gracious, 
slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
- - Psalm 103:8 - -

A reflection upon God's blessings
will always result in a response
of worship and praise;
a neglect of gratitude will eventually produce
a lifestyle of selfcenteredness.
- - Kenneth W. Osbeck - -

If gratitude is due from man to man,
how much more from man to his Maker.
The Supreme being does not only confer upon us
those bounties which proceed immediately from His hand,
but even those benefits which are conveyed to us by others.
Any blessing which we enjoy,
by what means soever derived,
is the gift of Him who is the great author of good
and the Father of mercies.
- - Joseph Addison - -

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, 
then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, 
full of mercy and good fruits, 
without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
- - James 3:17 - -

Joseph Addison, the author of this hymn,
was recognized in his era as one of England's literary greats.
He was not only a writer and a moralist,
but a man of affairs in his government.
These words were thought to have been written
following his rescue from a shipwreck 
during a storm off the coast of Genoa, Italy.
The hymn originally had 13 stanzas.
It was published on August 9, 1712,
in a London daily paper.
- - Amazing Grace - Kenneth W. Osbeck - -

Have a beautiful and blessed Lord's Day!


Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

God's blessings to you! What a lovely post today! His creation is so beautiful!

Especially love the chickens and roosters, and the sun shining through the tree! Everything looks so refreshing!

Have a blessed day! Net

The Liberty Belle said...

Such a lovely post...on a lovely blog.

Linda said...

What a beautiful post, Stephanie. smiles

The French Hutch said...

Beautiful post. Thank you.....Blesssings.

Michele said...

Such a lovely post, sweet friend. I have missed you - so sorry I have remiss in visiting my besties in blogland.

I always include you and your family in my prayers. Hope you are well.;

Hugs. ♥

mamasmercantile said...

As always a joy to visit, such beauty in pictures and words. Uplifting.

Gina said...

Absolutely, Stephanie, Amen!

Mari said...

I don't think I've ever heard this hymn, but the words are beautiful. Wonderful thankful post!

Lowcarb team member said...

A beautiful post.
Blessings to you.

All the best Jan

Conniecrafter said...

Wow 13 stanza's, we could go on forever telling of his mercy, blessings and grace he pours out on us, I like the quote that says how he also works through other people for our good, I see that all the time how he is using us to reach out to others, just as you do with your blog, lovely post and I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

Red Rose Alley said...

Such delightful pictures, Stephanie. They look so much like Autumn. What a glorious season this is.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Wonderful words - and wonderful pictures of those chickens! I love the amazing colours of the rooster.

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