Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

Great is our God, and merciful

Great is our God, and merciful

Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Great is God, and merciful:
His ev'ry work His pow'r displays;
The earth is of His goodness full;
The seasons celebrate His praise.

2 O bow ye lowly at His feet,
And come into His courts with fear:
Our God is good, as He is great,
And with His goodness crowns the year.

3 The seasons in their turn display
His wisdom and His power divine;
The all confess His sov'reign sway,
And in them does His goodness shine.

4 When in the summer's heat we faint,
Our Shepherd and our God is near:
He never lets His creatures want,
But with His goodness crowns the year.

5 He sends the plenteous shower from heaven:
He bids the earth produce us food:
By Him all happiness is given,
And all His works declare Him good.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #138a

Text Information

First Line: Great is our God, and merciful



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d101

TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #138

TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #138a

TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #138b

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us