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Anna Letitia Waring (1823-1910)

Tender Mercies, on my Way

              1Tender mercies, on my way
              2   Falling softly like the dew,
              3Sent me freshly every day,
              4   I will bless the Lord for you.

              5Though I have not all I would,
              6   Though to greater bliss I go,
              7Every present gift of good
              8   To Eternal Love I owe.

              9Source of all that comforts me,
            10   Well of joy for which I long,
            11Let the song I sing to Thee
            12   Be an everlasting song.

Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: A. L. Waring, Hymns and Meditations, new edn. (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1911): 25. 04430.a.1 British Library
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2001
Recent editing: 2:2002/2/28

Rhyme: abab

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