How well our great Preserver knows

How well our great Preserver knows

Author: James Merrick
Published in 17 hymnals

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1 How well our great Preserver knows,
To weigh and to relieve our woes!
Behold his wrath's avenging blast,
How slow to rise, how soon o'erpast!

2 How prompt his favour to dispense
Its life-imparting influence!
How speedy his paternal love
Our deep afflictions to remove!

3 Grief for a night, obtrusive guest,
Beneath our roof perhaps may rest;
But joy, with the returning day,
Shall wipe each transient tear away.

4 With what delight, great God, I trace
The acts of thy stupendous grace!
To count them, were to count the sand
That lies upon the sea-beat strand.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #461

Author: James Merrick

Merrick, James , M.A., was born in 1720, and educated at Oxford, where he became a Fellow of Trinity College. He entered Holy Orders, but his health would not admit of parish work. He died at Reading, 1769. His publications include:— (1) Messiah, a Divine Essay. Humbly dedicated to the Reverend the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and the Visitors of the Free School in Reading. By James Merrick, Ætat. 14, Senior Scholar of the School at their last Terminal Visitation, the 7th of October, 1734. Reading. (2) The Destruction of Troy. Translated from the Greek of Tryphiodorus into English Verse, with Notes, &c. 1742. (3) Poems on Sacred Subjects. Oxford . 1763. (4) The Psalms of David Translated or Paraphrased in English Verse… Go to person page >

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Author: James Merrick

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #219

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #224

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #232

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #232

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #224

The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d119

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #95

The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d210

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