Hymn Wednesday: Thy Mercy, My God
Years ago, Sandra McCracken discovered “Thy Mercy, My God” written by John Stocker in 1776. She writes, “I wrote a new melody to his four stanzas that afternoon, and these words have been an arresting companion for me in many changing seasons since that day.” 
McCracken’s moving rendition of “Thy Mercy, My God” appeared on her record, The Architect and the Builder, as well as Pilgrim Days: Indelible Grace II.
1. Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song,
The joy of my heart, and the boast of my tongue;
Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last,
Hath won my affections, and bound my soul fast.
2. Without Thy sweet mercy I could not live here;
Sin would reduce me to utter despair;
But, through Thy free goodness, my spirits revive,
And He that first made me still keeps me alive.
3. Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart,
Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart;
Dissolved by Thy goodness, I fall to the ground,
And weep to the praise of the mercy I