Great God, to Thee our grateful tongues

Great God, to Thee our grateful tongues

Author: Roger Flexman
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 Great God! to thee our grateful tongues
United thanks shall raise:
Inspire our hearts to tune the songs
Which celebrate thy praise.

2 From thine almighty forming hand
We drew our vital pow'rs:
Our time revolves at thy command,
In all its circling hours.

3 Thy pow'r, our ever present guard,
From ev'ry ill defends;
While num'rous dangers hover round,
Our help from thee descends.

4 Beneath the shadow of thy wings,
How sweet is our repose1
The morning-light renews the springs
From whence our comfort flows.

5 In celebration of thy praise
We will employ our breath;
And, walking stedfast in thy ways,
Will triumph over death.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XXVIII

Author: Roger Flexman

Flexman, Roger, D.D., 1708-1795, b. at Great Torrington, Devon. Educated for the ministry at Tiverton by Rev. John Moore, ordained at Modbury, 1730, and from 1747 to 1783 was minister at Rotherhithe. In 1770 appointed one of the compilers of the Index of the Commons Journals. He contributed 4 hymns to Pope's Collection, 1760:— 1. Great God, to thee my grateful tongue. God the Benefactor. 2. In realms of everlasting light. Saint's Conflict and Reward. 3. Jesus, adorned with grace divine. Second Advent. 4. To God my grateful soul ascend. Ps. cxxi. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Great God, to Thee our grateful tongues
Author: Roger Flexman
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #59

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XXVIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XXVIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #190

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #190

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #170

Congregational Singing Book: a Collection of Sacred Music #d23

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d54

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