God of the world, thy glories shine

Representative Text

1 God of the world! Thy glories shine
Through earth and Heav’n, with rays divine;
Thy smile gives beauty to the flower,
Thine anger to the tempest power.

2 God of our lives! the throbbing heart
Doth at Thy beck its action start—
Throbs on, obedient to Thy will,
Or ceases, at Thy fatal chill.

3 God of eternal life! Thy love
Doth every stain of sin remove;
The cross, the cross—its hallowed light
Shall drive from earth her cheerless night.

4 God of all goodness! to the skies
Our hearts in grateful anthems rise;
And to Thy service shall be giv’n
The rest of life—the whole of Heav’n.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12982

Author: Sewall S. Cutting

Cutting, Sewell Sylvester, D.D., a Baptist Minister, was born at Windsor, Vermont, Jan. 19, 1813, graduated at the University of Vermont, 1835, and was ordained at Boylston, Massachusetts, 1836. He was pastor at Southbridge, Mass., from 1837 to 1845. Editor of the New York Recorder. 1845-50, and 1853-55; and of the Christian Review, 1850-53, and 1855-68. In 1868 he was appointed Professor of Rhetoric and History at the University, Rochester, N. York, and Secretary of the American Baptist Educational Commission. He died at Brooklyn, Feb. 7, 1882. His Historical Vindication of the Baptists was published in 1858. His hymns in common use include:— 1. Father, we bless the gentle care. The love of God. Appeared in Hymns for the Vest… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God of the world, thy glories shine
Author: Sewall S. Cutting
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


DWIGHT (Bellini)


First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

Go to tune page >




The Cyber Hymnal #12982
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Baptist Hymnal #73


The Cyber Hymnal #12982

Include 27 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us