O Thou, whose scales the mountains weigh

O Thou, whose scales the mountains weigh

Author: John Mason; Author: Watts
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 O thou, whose scales the mountains weigh!
Whose will the raging seas obey!
Thou, who canst boist'rous winds control!
Subdue the tumults of my soul.

2 May I with equal mind sustain
My lot of pleasure and of pain;
May joys and sorrows gently flow,
Nor rise too high, nor sink too low.

3 Do thou my passions, Lord, restrain,
And in my soul unrivaled reign.
Then, with whatever loads oppress'd,
Center'd in thee, my soul shall rest.

4 O when shall my still wav'ring mind
this sweetest self-possession find!
Fountain of joy! I long to see
In thee my peace, my heav'n in thee!

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #327

Author: John Mason

Mason, John. The known facts of his life are scanty. He was the son of a Dissenting Minister, and the grandfather of John Mason, the author of A Treatise on Self-Knowledge. He was educated at Strixton School, Northants, and Clare Hall, Cambridge. After taking his M.A., he became Curate of Isham; and in 1668, Vicar of Stantonbury, Bucks. A little more than five years afterwards he was appointed Rector of Water-Stratford. Here he composed the volume containing The Songs of Praise, his paraphrase of The Song of Solomon, and the Poem on Dives and Lazarus, with which Shepherd's Penitential Cries was afterwards bound up. This volume passed through twenty editions. Besides the Songs of Praise, it contains six Penitential Cries by Mason, and it i… Go to person page >

Author: Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Thou, whose scales the mountains weigh
Author: John Mason
Author: Watts



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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #380

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d208

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Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #351

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