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Great God of Wonders!

Representative Text

1 Great God of wonders! all thy ways
are matchless, godlike and divine;
but the fair glories of thy grace
more godlike and unrivaled shine,
more godlike and unrivaled shine.

Refrain:
Who is a pard'ning God like thee?
Or who has grace so rich and free?
Or who has grace so rich and free?

2 In wonder lost, with trembling joy
we take the pardon of our God;
pardon for crimes of deepest dye,
a pardon bought with Jesus' blood,
a pardon bought with Jesus' blood. [Refrain]

3 O may this strange, this matchless grace,
this God-like miracle of love,
fill the whole earth with grateful praise,
and all th'angelic choirs above,
and all th'angelic choirs above. [Refrain]

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #82

Author: Samuel Davies

Davies, Samuel., M.A., born near Summit Ridge, Newcastle, Delaware, America, Nov. 3, 1723, and educated under the Rev. Samuel Blair, of Chester County, Pennsylvania, through the pecuniary assistance of the Rev. William Robinson, a Presbyterian Minister of New Brunswick. In 1745 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Newcastle as a probationer for the ministry, and undertook duty in Virginia, in 1747. After visiting England in 1753, on behalf of the New Jersey College, and having received the degree of M.A., he was appointed President of New Jersey Presbyterian College, Princeton, in succession to Jonathan Edwards. He died Feb. 4, 1761, at the early age of 37. His manuscripts were entrusted to Dr. T. Gibbons, who published therefrom 5 volumes… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Great God of wonders! all Thy ways Are matchless, God-like and divine
Title: Great God of Wonders!
Author: Samuel Davies
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Who is a pardoning God like thee?
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #2048
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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #82
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Rejoice Hymns #96

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Rejoice in the Lord #35

Audio

Small Church Music #268

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The Cyber Hymnal #2048

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #82

Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #18

Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #19

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