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Not By Thy Mighty Hand

Not by thy mighty hand

Author: James Russell Woodford (1868)
Published in 23 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Not by Thy mighty hand,
Thy wondrous works alone,
But by the marvels of Thy Word,
Thy glory, Lord, is known.

2 Forth from the eternal gates,
Thine everlasting home,
To sow the seed of truth below,
Thou didst vouchsafe to come.

3 And still from age to age,
Thou, gracious Lord hast been
The bearer forth of goodly seed,
The sower still unseen.

4 And Thou wilt come again,
And heaven beneath Thee bow,
To reap the harvest Thou hast sown,
Sower and reaper Thou.

5 Watch, Lord, Thou harvest-field,
With Thine unsleeping eye,
The children of the kingdom keep
To Thy Epihany;

6 That, when in Thy great day,
The tares shall severed be,
We may be surely gathered in
With all Thy saints to Thee.


The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: James Russell Woodford

Woodford, James Russell, D.D., was born April 30, 1820, and educated at Merchant Taylors School, and Pembroke College, Cambridge, of which he was a scholar; B.A. Senior Optime, and 2nd class in the Classical Tripos. He was ordained in 1843, and became second Master in Bishop's College, Bristol; and Curate of St. John the Baptist, Broad Street, in that city. He became Incumbent of St. Saviour's, Coalpit Heath, 1845; of St. Mark's, Easton, Bristol, 1848; and Vicar of Kempsford, Gloucestershire, 1855. In 1868 he was preferred by the Crown to the important vicarage of Leeds on Dr. Atlay's appointment as Bishop of Hereford. He was several times Select Preacher at Cambridge. He was also Hon. Chaplain to the Queen (1867). In 1873 he was consecrate… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Not by thy mighty hand
Title: Not By Thy Mighty Hand
Author: James Russell Woodford (1868)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


SCHUMANN (51567)

SCHUMANN is one of many hymn tunes arranged by Lowell Mason (PHH 96). He first published the arrangement in Cantica Laudis (1850), a collection he edited with George J. Webb (PHH 559). First called WHITE, the tune was marked "Arr. from Schumann" and was thus ascribed to the German composer Robert A.…

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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #242


The Cyber Hymnal #4497

Include 21 pre-1979 instances
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