It is the Lord — enthroned in light

It is the Lord — enthroned in light

Author: Thomas Greene
Tune: ORTONVILLE
Published in 66 hymnals

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4 It is the Lord — enthron'd in light,
Whose claims are all divine;
who has an undisputed right
To govern me and mine.

5 It is the Lord — should I distrust,
Or contradict his will?
Who cannot do but what is just,
And must be righteous still.

6 It is the Lord — who gives me all
My wealth, my friends, my ease;
And of his bounties may recall
Whatever part he please.

7 It is the Lord — who can sustain
Beneath the heaviest load,
From whom assistance I obtain
To tread the thorny road.

8 It is the Lord — whose matchless skill
Can from afflictions raise
Matter, eternity to fill
With ever-growing praise.

9 It is the Lord — my cov'nant God,
Thrice blessed be his name!
Whose gracious promise, seal'd with blood,
Must ever be the same.

10 His cov'nant will my soul defend,
Should nature's self expire:
And the great Judge of all descend
In awful flames of fire.

11 And can my soul with hopes like these,
Be sullen, or repine?
No, gracious God, take what thou please,
I'll cheerfully resign.

Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #H49.II

Author: Thomas Greene

Greene, Thomas, of Ware, was for some time a member of the Congregational body in that town. In 1778 a minority of the members, of Arian principles, having obtained the lease of the chapel, the majority seceded and built themselves the "Old Independent Chapel." Mr. Greene was one of these seceders (Miller's Singers & Songs, 1869, p. 314). His Hymns and Poems on Various Subjects, chiefly Sacred, were published in 1780 (2nd ed., 1797). From this work the hymn "It is the Lord, enthroned in light" (Resignation), is taken. In Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833, it begins, "It is the Lord, my covenant God." In modern collections it is found in both forms. Another hymn from the same work is "The more my conduct I survey " (Trusting in Jesus),… Go to person page >

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First Line: It is the Lord — enthroned in light
Author: Thomas Greene
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #666

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #556

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H332

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #332

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #440

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #440

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #680

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #680

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Hymns for Christian Melody #368

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #141

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New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #122

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #792

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H329

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S45

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Selection of Hymns, for Public Worship designed to be used with Watts' #34

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #969

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #969

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #969

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #969

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #577

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #327

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #768

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #602

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book: for churches and Sunday-schools #406

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The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #587

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #587

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1084

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #997

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The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #495

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