O Lord, in Mercy Spare

O Lord, in mercy spare
The herbage of the field;
And, under Thy paternal care,
May it abundance yield.

Restrain the burning ray,
And grant refreshing rains;
Restore the verdure from decay,
And drench the parchèd plains.

Then we our praise will show
To our Preserver, God;
Our songs of melody shall flow,
And spread His name abroad.

Isaac Watts

Copied from my grandmother’s hymnal, Hymn Book, Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Nashville, TN, 1901, Hymn #712.

Note: The hymns in this hymnal are not titled. So when I do not know the hymn, I make up a title or simply use the first line.

Photo taken in Milton, FL, 2021


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