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Thou boundless source of every good

Thou boundless source of every good

Author: Thomas Cotterill
Tune: HOWARD (Cuthbert)
Published in 35 hymnals

Author: Thomas Cotterill

Thomas Cotterill was born in 1779; studied at S. John's College, Cambridge, graduating M.A.; ordained in 1806, and enterred upon parochial work at Tutbury; afterwards removed to Lane End, where he remained for nine years among the Potteries; in 1817, became perpetual Curate of S. Paul's, Sheffield. He died in 1823. He was the author of several books; among them, "A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, adapted to the Services of the Church of England." In the preparation of this collection (the 8th ed., 1819), he had the assistance of Montgomery, who in this work did what he condemned in others, viz., altering and remodeling other authors' hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thou boundless source of every good
Author: Thomas Cotterill

Notes

Thou boundless Source of every good. [Divine Guidance desired.] This hymn is a cento, and as such it appeared in T. Cotterill's Selection of Psalms & Hymns, first edition 1810, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "For the right improvement of the dispensations of Providence." It was repeated in Cotterill's Selection, 1819 and 1820; Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833; and again in a great many modern hymn-books, including the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Psalms & Hymns, &c. It is sometimes abbreviated to 4 stanzas. Of the original cento stanzas ii., iii., iv., vi. are from O. Heginbothom's "Father of mercies, God of love," which was No. 9 of his Hymns, &c, Sudbury, 1794, but in an altered form; and stanzas i. and v. are probably by T. Cotterill. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances (1 - 35 of 35)

A Church of England Hymn Book #433

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #936

A Selection of Hymns #d284

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A Selection of Hymns #51

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d325

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d329

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Church Hymns #572

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1030

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Church Psalmody #H338

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Church Psalmody #338

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Hymns of the Advent #178

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #119

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Hymns of the Morning #178

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #338

Melodies of the Church #d986

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d801

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #295

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d426

Songs for the Lord's House #d468

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d884

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The Baptist Psalmody #746

The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d193

The Christian Lyre #d432

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The Harp #605

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The Jubilee Harp #164

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The Psalmist #654

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The Psalmist #654

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The Sabbath School Lute #108

The Southern Psalmist #d835

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d879

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Worship in the School Room #363

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