Great Lord of earth, and seas and skies

Great Lord of earth, and seas and skies

Author: Simon Browne
Published in 26 hymnals

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1 Great Lord of earth, and seas and skies!
Thy wealth the needy world supplies;
On thee alone the whole depends,
Thy care to ev'ry part extends.

2 To thee perpetual thanks we owe,
For all our comforts here below;
Our daily bread thy bounty gives,
And ev'ry rising want relieves.

3 The wastes of life thy pow'r repairs,
Thy mercy stills tempestuous cares,
And safe beneath thy guardian arm
We live secur'd from ev'ry harm.

4 To thee we cheerful homage bring,
In grateful hymns thy praises sing,
Direct to thee our waiting eyes,
And humbly look for fresh supplies.

5 We still our indigent and poor,
Indebted much, yet lacking more;
On thee we ever will depend,
The rich, the sure, the faithful friend.

6 And, should thy measures seem severe,
Calmly may we thy chast'ning bear,
Without complaint to thee submit,
Th' unerring Judge of what is fit.


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

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 Lord of earth, and seas and skies
Author: Simon Browne

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #89

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #146

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #146

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #146

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #146

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #146

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #146

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XCIV

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XCIV

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #483

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #194

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #194

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #353

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d105

Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d51

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #176

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #604

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Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #268

The Christian Psalter #d186

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #218

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