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

An orphan at the age of twelve, John Fawcett (b. Lidget Green, Yorkshire, England, 1740; d. Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, 1817) became apprenticed to a tailor and was largely self-educated. He was converted by the preaching of George Whitefield at the age of sixteen and began preaching soon thereafter. In 1765 Fawcett was called to a small, poor, Baptist country church in Wainsgate, Yorkshire. Seven years later he received a call from the large and influential Carter's Lane Church in London, England. Fawcett accepted the call and preached his farewell sermon. The day of departure came, and his family's belongings were loaded on carts, but the distraught congregation begged him to stay. In Singers and Songs of the Church (1869), Josiah Miller te… 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 Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #315

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #315

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #315

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

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #118

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #118

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #118

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Church Harmonies #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 #57

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Hymns #57

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Hymns #57

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Hymns #57

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Hymns #57

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The Book of Worship #20

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #22

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #405

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #405

The Universalist Hymn Book #d364

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #199

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