Author of good, we rest on thee

Author of good, we rest on thee

Author: James Merrick
Published in 68 hymnals

Representative Text

Author of good, we rest on Thee;
Thine ever watchful eye
Alone our real wants can see,
Thy hand alone supply.

In Thine all-gracious providence
Our cheerful hopes confide;
O, let Thy power be our defence,
Thy love our footsteps guide!

And since, by passion’s force subdued,
Too oft, with stubborn will,
We blindly shun the latent good,
And grasp the specious ill,—

Not what we wish, but what we want,
Thy mercy still supply!
The good unasked, O Father, grant;
The ill, though asked, deny!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #260

Author: James Merrick

Merrick, James , M.A., was born in 1720, and educated at Oxford, where he became a Fellow of Trinity College. He entered Holy Orders, but his health would not admit of parish work. He died at Reading, 1769. His publications include:— (1) Messiah, a Divine Essay. Humbly dedicated to the Reverend the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and the Visitors of the Free School in Reading. By James Merrick, Ætat. 14, Senior Scholar of the School at their last Terminal Visitation, the 7th of October, 1734. Reading. (2) The Destruction of Troy. Translated from the Greek of Tryphiodorus into English Verse, with Notes, &c. 1742. (3) Poems on Sacred Subjects. Oxford . 1763. (4) The Psalms of David Translated or Paraphrased in English Verse… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Author of good, we rest on thee
Author: James Merrick

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 68 of 68)
Text

A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #260

Page Scan

A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #260

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #421

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #421

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #421

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #421

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #421

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #421

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XVI

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #XVI

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #136

Page Scan

A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #259

Page Scan

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H56

Family and Social Melodies #d33

Grammar School Hymn Book #d19

Page Scan

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #583

Page Scan

Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #548

Page Scan

Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #261

Page Scan

Hymn Book for Christian Worship #578

Page Scan

Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #548

Hymn Service No.2 #d7

Page Scan

Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #617

Page Scan

Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #617

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d38

Page Scan

Hymns for Public Worship #387

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d7

Page Scan

Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #244

Page Scan

Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #178

Page Scan

Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #178

Page Scan

Hymns for the Sanctuary #416

Page Scan

Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #633

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d23

Page Scan

Hymns of the Spirit #464

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d15

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d13

Page Scan

National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #221

Page Scan

Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #785

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d42

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d35

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d34

The Christian Psalter #d36

The Gospel Hymnal #d40

Page Scan

The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #512

Page Scan

The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #84

Universalist Hymn Book #d33

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements