In all our Maker's vast designs

In all our Maker's vast designs

Author: Thomas Blacklock
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 In all our Maker's vast designs
Lo! his eternal wisdom shines;
Through all creation spread abroad,
Loud it proclaims the Maker, God.

2 With rev'rence our admiring eyes
Survey thy wonders in the skies;
thy wisdom round the world we see,
The spacious earth is full of thee.

3 Above the earth, beyond the sky,
Stands thy high throne of majesty;
Nor time nor place thy power restrain,
Nor bound thy universal reign.

4 Amazing knowledge, vast and great!
What large extent, what lofty height!
Our souls, with all the powers they boast,
Are in the boundless prospect lost.

5 Lord, who cah speak thy wond'rous deeds?
Thy wisdom all our thoughts exceeds;
Vast and unsearchable thy ways,
vast and immortal be thy praise.

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

Author: Thomas Blacklock

Blacklock, Thomas, D.D., born at Annan, Dumfriesshire, November 10, 1721. He studied at the University of Edinburgh, and was, in 1759, licensed to preach. In 1762 he was ordained pariah minister of Kirkcudbright, but, on account of his blindness, had to resign and retire on an annuity. He went to Edinburgh and there received as boarders University students and boys attending school. In 1767 he received the degree of D.D. from the University of Aberdeen (Marischal College). He was one of the earliest and most helpful literary friends of Robert Burns. He died at Edinburgh July 7, 1791. His Poems were often printed—in 1756 at London, with a Memoir by the Rev. Joseph Spence, Professor of Poetry at Oxford; in 1793, at Edinburgh, with a Memoir… Go to person page >

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