9502. Great God! Thy Vast And Deep Designs

1 Great God! Thy vast and deep designs
What mortal can explore?
To trace Thy steps is not our part,
But humbly to adore.

2 Slow is Thy wrath, Thy patience great;
But when Thy anger burns,
It shakes the earth, it shakes the sea,
And mountains overturn.

3 Deep in the earth Thy magazines
Of dreadful vengeance lie;
And when Thy blast shall fire the train
Huge rocks shall upwards fly.

4 Convulsions seize the heaving earth
At Thy almighty call;
Cities with all their lofty towers
In hideous ruin fall.

5 Repent, repent, Thy vengeance cries,
May nations hear Thy rod;
Forgive our sins, Lord, spare our land,
And be Thou still our God.

6 Whilst mercy lasts may nations know
The season of Thy grace:
Lest fiery vengeance should consume
A vile rebellious race.

Text Information
First Line: Great God! Thy vast and deep designs
Title: Great God! Thy Vast And Deep Designs
Author: John Needham
Meter: CMD
Source: Hymns Devotional and Moral on Various Subjects (Bristol, England: S. Farley, 1768)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: FARNHAM
Composer: Lowell Mason (1841)
Meter: CMD
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain



Media
Adobe Acrobat image: PDF
MIDI file: Midi
Noteworthy Composer score: Noteworthy Composer Score




Advertisements