Fain would my soul with wonder trace

Fain would my soul with wonder trace

Author: Joel Asaac Knight
Tune: BALERMA (Barthélemon)
Published in 16 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Fain would my soul with wonder trace
Thy mercies, O my God;
And tell the riches of Thy grace--
The merits of Thy blood.

2 With Israel's King, my heart would cry,
While I review Thy ways,
Tell my, my Saviour, who am I,
That I should see Thy face?

3 Formed by Thy hand, and formed for Thee,
I would be ever Thine:
My Saviour, make my spirit free,
With beams of mercy shine.

4 Fain would my soul with rapture dwell
On Thy redeeming grace;
Oh for a thousand tongues to tell
My dear Redeemer's praise.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #164

Author: Joel Asaac Knight

Knight, Joel Abel. In Dobell's New Selection of 700 Evangelical Hymns, 1806, is a hymn on the death of a child, commencing, "Alas! how changed that lovely flower," the name affixed being "Knight." It also appears with the same signature in Denham's Selection, 1837, and in some American hymn-books. The writer was most probably the Rev. Joel Abel Knight, an Evangelical divine, who, in 1789, published a volume of Sermons, and was the author of a small volume of Sacred Poems. Knight was a man of some note, and friend of J. Newton, Greathead, Rippon, and Ryland. He was also the author of "My Father's at the helm." [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Fain would my soul with wonder trace
Author: Joel Asaac Knight

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Fain would my soul with wonder trace. J. A. Knight. [The Mercies of God.] From Dobell's New Selection, 1806, No. 419 p. 628, ii.) into a few American hymnals. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #250

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #164

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #489

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #489

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #489

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #489

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d61

The Good Old Songs #d142

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