Father, thy wonders do not singly stand

Father, thy wonders do not singly stand

Author: Jones Very
Published in 27 hymnals

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Father! Thy wonders do not singly stand,
Nor far removed where feet have seldom strayed;
Around us ever lies the enchanted land,
In marvels rich to Thine own sons displayed.

In finding Thee are all things round us found!
In losing Thee are all things lost beside!
Ears have we, but in vain sweet voices sound,
And to our eyes the vision is denied.

Open our eyes that we that world may see!
Open our ears that we Thy voice may hear!
And in the spirit-land may ever be,
And feel Thy presence with us always near;

No more to wander ’mid the things of time,
No more to suffer death or earthly change;
But-with the Christian’s joy and faith sublime,
Through all Thy vast, eternal scenes to range.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #79

Author: Jones Very

Very, Jones, was born at Salem, Massachusetts, Aug. 28, 1813, his father, Jones Very, being a shipmaster. He graduated at Harvard College in 1836. He remained at his College, as tutor in Greek, for two years, and then entered the Unitarian Ministry (1843). He has been engaged in the work of a preacher without a pastorate from the first, a great part of his time being devoted to literary pursuits. In 1839 he published a volume of Essays and Poems, from which several pieces have been taken as hymns, including:— 1. Father! I wait Thy word. The sun doth stand. Waiting upon God. 2. Father, there is no change to live with Thee. Peace in the Father's Care. 3. Father! Thy wonders do not singly stand. The Spirit-Land. 4. Wilt Thou no… Go to person page >

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #79

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #79

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Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #171

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d156

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #270

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #268

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Hymnal Amore Dei #65

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #65

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Hymns for Schools and Colleges #104

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Hymns of the Church Universal #348

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Hymns of the Spirit #448

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #41

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Isles of Shoals Hymn Book and Candle Light Service #154

Lyra Sacra Americana: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d46

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Services for Congregational Worship #45

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #337

The Gospel Hymnal #d144

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The Gospel Psalmist #111

The Middlesex Hymn Book #d21

The Middlesex Hymn Book #d26

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d86

The Oxford American Hymnal for Schools and Colleges #d82

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The Pilgrim Hymnal: with responsive readings and other aids to worship #73

The St. Alban Hymnal #d94

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d93

Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d58

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