O what stupendous mercy shines

O what stupendous mercy shines

Author: Thomas Gibbons
Published in 56 hymnals

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1 Oh, what stupendous mercy shines
Around the majesty of heaven!
Rebels he deigns to call his sons--
Their souls renewed, their sins forgiven.

2 Go, imitate the grace divine--
The grace that blazes like a sun;
Hold forth your fair, though feeble light,
Through all your lives let mercy run.

3 Upon your bounty's willing wings
Swift let the great salvation fly;
The hungry feed, the naked clothe;
To pain and sickness help apply.

4 Pity the weeping widow's woe,
And be her counselor and stay;
Adopt the fatherless, and smoothe
To useful, happy life, his way.

5 When all is done, renounce your deeds,
Renounce self-righteousness with scorn:
Thus will you glorify your God,
And thus the Christian name adorn.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #756

Author: Thomas Gibbons

Gibbons, Thomas, was born at Beak, near Newmarket, May 31, 1720; educated by Dr. Taylor, at Deptford; ordained in 1742, as assistant to the Rev. Mr. Bures, at Silver Street Chapel, London; and in 1743 became minister of the Independent Church, at Haberdashers' Hall, where he remained till his death, Feb. 22, 1785. In addition to his ministerial office he became, in 1754, tutor of the Dissenting Academy at Mile End, London; and, in 1759, Sunday evening lecturer at Monkwell Street. In 1760 the College at New Jersey, U.S., gave him the degree of M.A. and in 1764 that of Aberdeen the degree of D.D. His prose works were (1) Calvinism and Nonconformity defended, 1740; (2) Sermons on various subjects, 1762; (3) Rhetoric, 1767; (4) Female Worthies,… Go to person page >

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First Line: O what stupendous mercy shines
Author: Thomas Gibbons

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #569

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #446

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d234

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #805

Chapel Hymns #d428

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #381

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1044

Hymns Selected #d162

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #661

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #661

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #661

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #661

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Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #909

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #937

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #937

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #937

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1084

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d642

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The Christian Hymn Book #d487

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #601

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #964

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d176

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #756

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