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Holy Father Rich In Mercy

A song that focuses on the Trinity, written by Colin Webster & Phil Moore (Cornerstone Church, Nottingham).

We both felt there was a shortage of new songs with a trinitarian emphasis. Each verse is dedicated to one of the persons that make up our great triune God and expresses something of their attributes and actions in our salvation and sanctification. The melody and flavour of the song is written with a hymn like structure in mind but with that celtic feel to it (which is what you get when the writers come from Northern Ireland and Scotland). It’s bright and cheery on the ear and lifts the heart. It’s also very easy to pick up and sing as there are no ‘hidden surprises’ for the congregation. So, if you’re looking for a new song which picks up on the person and work of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit then this would be well worth introducing.

Colin Webster

Holy Father rich in mercy, holy Saviour rich in grace;
Great in glory everlasting, how I long to see your face.
Lead me to your new creation, lead me to your throne of love;
Giving glory to the Father, to the Spirit and the Son.

Jesus Christ our risen Saviour, Shepherd of the weak and lost;
Author of our great salvation through the power of the cross.
Lead from glory into glory, safely held by arms of love;
So to dwell with you forever, bringing praises to our God.

Giving glory to the Father, giving glory to the Son,
Giving glory to the Spirit; the blessed three in one.

Holy Spirit breath of heaven, make me holy through your word;
Break the chains of sin’s destruction, fix my eyes upon you Lord.
When I wander from your safety, when I wander from your truth,
Draw me back to my Redeemer, through the Holy fire of God.

© www.cornerstoneworship.co.uk 2011

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