How rich thy bounty, King of kingsAuthor: Philip Doddridge
Tune: ST. GABRIEL (Greatorex)
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1. How rich Thy bounty, King of kings!
Thy favors, how divine!
The blessings which Thy Gospel brings,
How splendidly they shine!
2. Gold is but dross, and gems but toys,
Should gold and gems compare;
How mean, when sent against those joys
Thy poorest servants share!
3. Yet all these treasures of Thy grace
Are lodged in urns of clay;
And the weak sons of mortal race
The immortal gifts convey.
4. Feebly they lisp Thy glories forth,
Yet grace the victory gives;
Quickly they molder back to earth,
Yet still Thy Gospel lives.
5. Such wonders power divine effects;
Such trophies God can raise;
His hand, from crumbling dust, erects
His monuments of praise.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2603
How rich Thy bounty, King of kings. P. Doddridge. [Divine Treasure in Earthen Vessels.] Written Sept. 23, 1739 (D.MSS.), and published in his (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 175, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and based upon 2 Cor. iv. 7. In 1839 it was repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, No. 300.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #2603||How Rich Thy Bounty, King of Kings!||How rich Thy bounty, King of kings||ST. GABRIEL (Greatorex)||Philip Doddridge||CM||Published posthumously in <cite>Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures</cite>, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)|