O turn, great Ruler of the skies

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1 O turn, great Ruler of the skies,
Turn from my sin Thy searching eyes,
Nor let th'offences of my hand,
Within Thy book, recorded stand.

2 Give me a will to thine subdued,
A conscience pure, a soul renewed;
Nor let me, wrapt in endless gloom,
An outcast from Thy presence roam.

3 Oh, let Thy Spirit to my heart
Once more His quickening aid impart,
My mind from every fear release,
And sooth my troubled thoughts to peace.

4 So shall the souls whom error's sway
Has urged from Thee, blest Lord, to stray,
From me Thy heavenly precepts learn,
And humbled to their God return.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #381

Author: James Merrick

Merrick, James , M.A., was born in 1720, and educated at Oxford, where he became a Fellow of Trinity College. He entered Holy Orders, but his health would not admit of parish work. He died at Reading, 1769. His publications include:— (1) Messiah, a Divine Essay. Humbly dedicated to the Reverend the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and the Visitors of the Free School in Reading. By James Merrick, Ætat. 14, Senior Scholar of the School at their last Terminal Visitation, the 7th of October, 1734. Reading. (2) The Destruction of Troy. Translated from the Greek of Tryphiodorus into English Verse, with Notes, &c. 1742. (3) Poems on Sacred Subjects. Oxford . 1763. (4) The Psalms of David Translated or Paraphrased in English Verse… Go to person page >

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First Line: O turn, great Ruler of the skies
Author: James Merrick

Tune

ROCKINGHAM (Miller)

Edward Miller (b. Norwich, England, 1735; d. Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, 1807) adapted ROCKINGHAM from an earlier tune, TUNEBRIDGE, which had been published in Aaron Williams's A Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature (c. 1780). ROCKINGHAM has long associations in Great Britain and North Amer…

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A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #243

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #281

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #507

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #302

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #381

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d695

Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d233

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d825

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #367

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P51d

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d120

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d831

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #263

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #263

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #263

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #263

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d142

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad855

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #633

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #633

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #633

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #633

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #633

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #993

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #625

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #174.625

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The Baptist Hymn Book #625

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d690

The Gospel Praise Book #d328

The Modern Psalmist #d241

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #522

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The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #369

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d821

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d699

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d442

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #570

The South Western Psalmist #d302

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #359

Vestry Songs #d151

Village Hymns #d407

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #93

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