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All knowing God, 'tis thine to know

All knowing God, 'tis thine to know

Author: Thomas Scott
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 All knowing God, 'tis thine to know
The springs whence wrong opinions flow;
To judge, from principles within,
When frailty errs, and when we sin.

2 Who, among men, high Lord of all,
Thy servants to his bar may call?
Decide of heresy, and shake
A brother o'er the flaming lake?

3 Who with another's eye can read?
Or worship by another's creed?
Revering thy command alone,
We humbly seek and use our own.

4 If wrong, forgive; accept, if right;
While faithful we obey our light;
And, cens'uring none, are zealous still,
To follow as to learn thy will.

5 When shall our happy eyes behold
Thy people fashion'd in thy mould?
And charity our lineage prove
Deriv'd from thee, O God of love?

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #I

Author: Thomas Scott

Thomas Scott was born at Norwich, and was the son of a Dissenting minister. After his education he began his ministerial life at Wartmell, in Norfolk, adding also the labours of school-teaching. Subsequently he changed his pastoral relations several times, spending the last years of his life at Hupton, in Norfolk, where he died in 1776. He was the author of some prose works, several poems, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All knowing God, 'tis thine to know
Author: Thomas Scott


All knowing God! 'tis Thine to know. T. Scott. [Charitable Judgment.] This hymn is No. 115 in Enfield's Warrington Selection 1772, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and is headed "Charitable Judgment." It is found in a few modern collections, principally amongst the Unitarians, but usually as—"All seeing God, 'tis Thine to know,"—and abbreviated, as in Martineau's Hymns, 1840, No. 496, and Courtauld's Psalms, Hymns, and Anthems, 1860, No. 328. [William T.Brooke] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #I

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #I

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCLI

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Hymns, Selected from the Most Approved Authors, for the use of Trinity Church, Boston #44

Sacred poetry #d8

Sacred Poetry #d8

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Sacred Poetry #H.VIII

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Selection of Hymns, for Public Worship designed to be used with Watts' #41

The Universalist Hymn Book #d13

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #288

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