1 Hail, O Source of ev'ry blessing,
Father of our human race!
Gentiles now, Your grace possessing,
In Your courts obtain a place.
Grateful now, we fall before You,
In Your Church rejoice to live,
See Your glory and adore You,
Thankful for the grace You give.
2 Once far off but now invited,
We approach Your sacred throne,
In Your covenant united,
Reconciled, redeemed, made one.
Now revealed to Eastern sages,
See the Star of Mercy shine,
Myst'ry hid in former ages,
Myst'ry great of love Divine.
3 Hail, O all-inviting Saviour!
Gentiles now their off'rings bring,
In Your temples seek Your favor,
Jesus Christ, our Lord and King.
May we, body, soul, and spirit,
Live devoted to Your praise,
Glorious realms of bliss inherit,
Grateful anthems ever raise.
Woodd, Basil , M.A., was born at Richmond in Surrey, Aug. 5, 1760. The influences of his home and of his widowed mother were most salutary, and produced the best results. As a boy he studied under the Rev. T. Clarke, of Chesham Bois, and at seventeen he entered Trinity College, Oxford. Taking Holy Orders in 1783, he was chosen lecturer of St. Peter's Cornhill, in 1784; morning preacher at Bentinck Chapel, Marylebone in 1785, and Rector of Drayton Beauchamp, Buckinghamshire, in 1808. Bentinck Chapel being a proprietary chapel, he purchased the lease in 1793, and held the Incumbency, together with the Rectory of Drayton, from 1808 to his death on April 12, 1831. He took a deep interest in the great religious societies, and in the anti-slave… Go to person page >
Hail, Thou source of every blessing. B. Woodd. [Epiphany.] Appeared in his Psalms of David and other portions of the Sacred Scriptures, &c.,n.d. [cir. 1810-21], No. 177, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, and again in his New Metrical Version of the Psalms of David, &c, 1821, No. 177. In Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833, it was given as by Robinson (i.e. R. Robinson, q. v.), and this error has been repeated in several collections. It is in extensive use, many collections following Bickerstein’s text of 1833. Original text in the Hymnal Companion, No. 95, with stanza iii., line 7, “all-inviting Saviour," for "universal Saviour;" line 3, "temples" for "temple."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: Hail, O Source of Every BlessingFirst Line: Hail, O Source of ev'ry blessingTune Title: O DURCHBRECHER ALLER BANDEAuthor: Basil Woodd, 1760-1831Meter: 87 87 DDate: 1993Subject: Epiphany |
Display Title: Hail, O Source of Every BlessingFirst Line: Hail, O Source of ev'ry blessingTune Title: O DURCHBRECHERAuthor: Basil Woodd, 1760-1831Meter: 87 87 DScripture: Isaiah 60:3-6; Revelation 21:22-27; Matthew 2:11Date: 2006
Display Title: Hail, O Source of Every BlessingFirst Line: Hail, O Source of ev'ry blessingTune Title: O DURCHBRECHERAuthor: Basil Woodd, 1760-1831Meter: 87 87 DDate: 1982Subject: Epiphany | ; Witness |
Display Title: Hail, thou Source of every blessingFirst Line: Hail, thou Source of every blessingTune Title: REDHEAD NO. 46Author: Basil Woodd, 1760-1831Meter: 87 87Date: 1986Subject: The Christian Year | Epiphany; The Conversion of St. Paul | January 25th