BE MERCIFUL was written by the early 19thCentury English hymn writer, Josiah Conder as a paraphrase of Psalm 67. Conder played a significant political role in the early stages of the Abolition of Slavery around the world. This hymn is a wonderful prayer for God to make himself known to the nations, so that every family and people group of the world might know the saving plan of God. We love to use this song when thinking about the theme of mission, as Jesus calls his disciples to make disciples, who make disciples this hymn gives us a vocabulary in which to articulate a global prayer for many to come to Jesus, and be saved to live in the beauty of the new creation.
Read the story behind the song "Be Merciful" from our album The Hymn Project