Parent of good, Thy works of might

Parent of good, Thy works of might

Author: John Fawcett
Published in 26 hymnals

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1 Parent of good! Thy works of might
I trace with wonder and delight;
Thy name is all divine.
There's naught in earth, or sea, or air,
Or heaven itself, that's good or fair,
But what is wholly Thine.

2 Immensely high Thy glories rise;
They strike my soul with sweet surprise,
And sacred pleasure yield;
An ocean wide without a bound,
Where ev'ry noble wish is drowned,
And every want is filled.

3 To Thee my warm affections move,
In sweet astonishment and love,
While at Thy feet we fall;
We pant for naught beneath the skies;
To Thee our ardent wishes rise,
Oh our eternal All!

4 What shall I do to spread Thy praise,
My God! through our remaining days,
Or how Thy name adore?
To Thee we consecrate our breath;
Let us be Thine in life and death,
And Thine for evermore.

Source: The Book of Worship #20

Author: John Fawcett

Fawcett, John, D.D., was born Jan. 6, 1739 or 1740, at Lidget Green, near Bradford, Yorks. Converted at the age of sixteen under the ministry of G. Whitefield, he at first joined the Methodists, but three years later united with the Baptist Church at Bradford. Having begun to preach he was, in 1765, ordained Baptist minister at Wainsgate, near Hebden Bridge, Yorks. In 1772 he was invited to London, to succeed the celebrated Dr. J. Gill, as pastor of Carter's Lane; the invitation had been formally accepted, the farewell sermon at Wainsgate had been preached and the wagons loaded with his goods for removal, when the love and tears of his attached people prevailed and he decided to remain. In 1777 a new chapel was built for him at Hebden Bridg… Go to person page >

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First Line: Parent of good, Thy works of might
Author: John Fawcett

Notes

Parent of good, Thy works of might. J. Fawcett. [Delight in God.] Appeared in his Hymns, &c., 1782, p. 81, in 9 stanzas of 6 1ines, and entitled "Delight in God." It is used in an abbreviated form, from 6 st. in Dr. Alexander's Augustine Hymn Book, 1849, to 3 st. in the American Unitarian Hymn [and Tune] Book, Boston, 1868. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #LXXXVI

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #44

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #146

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d129

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #57

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #57

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #57

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #57

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The Book of Worship #20

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #22

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