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Great God, our joyful thanks to thee

Great God, our joyful thanks to thee

Author: Simon Browne
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Great God! our joyful thanks to thee
Shall, like thy gifts, continual be:
In constant streams thy bounty flows,
Nor end nor interruption knows.

2 From thee our comforts all arise,
Our num'rous wants thy hand supplies;
Nor can we ever, Lord, be poor,
Who live on thy exhaustless store.

3 Deep, Lord, upon our thankful breast
Let all thy favors be imp rest;
That we may never more forget
The whole or any single debt.

4 May we with grateful hearts each day
For all thy gifts our praises pay;
And still delighted may we be,
In all things to give thanks to thee.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #316

Author: Simon Browne

Simon Browne was born at Shepton Mallet, Somersetshire, about 1680. He began to preach as an "Independent" before he was twenty years of age, and was soon after settled at Portsmouth. In 1716, he became pastor in London. In 1723, he met with some misfortunes, which preyed upon his mind, and produced that singular case of monomania, recorded in the text-books of Mental Philosophy; he thought that God had "annihilated in him the thinking substance, and utterly divested him of consciousness." "Notwithstanding," says Toplady, "instead of having no soul, he wrote, reasoned, and prayed as if he had two." He died in 1732. His publications number twenty-three, of which some are still in repute. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Great God, our joyful thanks to thee
Author: Simon Browne



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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #316

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #316

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #316

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #304

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d72

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