8185. With What Delight, Great God, I Trace

1 With what delight, great God, I trace
Each act of Thy stupendous grace!
Great are the works Thy hand has wrought,
And deep beyond all search Thy thought.

2 Thy acts the minds of brutish mold
With unregarding eye behold,
And, strangers to Thy wise design,
In erring censure madly join:

3 Nor know, that, when the impious band,
Fresh as the flower, conspicuous stand,
Mature for death their heads they rear,
And swift destruction waits them near.

4 But Thou above the starry plain
In endless majesty shalt reign;
And downward from th’ethereal height
O’er subject worlds extend Thy might.

Text Information
First Line: With what delight, great God, I trace
Title: With What Delight, Great God, I Trace
Author: James Merrick, 1720-1769
Meter: LM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: GERMANY
Composer: William Gardiner (1815)
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Sacred Melodies, by William Gardiner, 1815



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