1 Great God, my maker, and my king,
Of thee I'll speak, of thee I'll sing;
All thou hast done, and all thou dost,
Declare thee good, proclaim thee just.
2 Thy ancient thoughts, and firm decrees,
Thy threatnings and thy promises,
The joys of heaven, the pains of hell,
What angels taste, what devils feel.
3 Thy terrors and thy acts of grace,
Thy threatning rod, and smiling face,
Thy wounding and thy healing word,
A world undone, a world restor'd
4 While these excite my fear and joy;
While these my tuneful lips employ;
Accept O Lord, the humble song,
The tribute of a trembling tongue.
Source: Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs, for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being a collection #XI
|First Line:||Great God, my maker and my king|
|Author:||Benjamin Beddome (1787)|
|Source:||Appeared posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton and Briggs,1818); John Rippon, A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, 1787|