Lord, thou with an unerring beam

Lord, thou with an unerring beam

Author: Thomas Blacklock
Published in 27 hymnals

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1 Lord, thou with an unerring beam
Surveyest all my powers;
My rising steps are watched by thee,
By thee, my resting hours.

2 My thoughts, scarce struggling in to birth,
Great God, are known to thee;
Abroad, at home, still I'm enclosed
With thine immensity.

3 To thee the labyrinths of life
In open view appear;
Nor steals a whisper from my lips
Without thy listening ear.

4 Behind I glance, and thou art there;
Before me shines thy name;
And 'tis thy strong almighty hand
Sustains my tender frame,

5 Such knowledge mocks the vain essay,
O my astonished mind;
Nor can my reason's soaring eye
Its towering summit find.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, thou with an unerring beam
Author: Thomas Blacklock
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d479

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #11

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A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #139

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #146

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Hymns for Christian Melody #32

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Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #25

Sabbath School Choir #d21

The Baptist Harmony #d224

The Baptist Harmony #d225

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #V

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #V

The New England Sunday School Hymn Book #d80

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #726

Village Hymns #d321

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