Thou Lord my power and wisdom art

Thou Lord my power and wisdom art

Author: George Herbert
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1 Thou Lord my Power and Wisdom art
O do not then reject my Heart!
Thy Clay that weeps, thy Dust I am
That call's--O put me not to shame.

2 Thy Glories, Lord, in all Things shine,
Thine is the Deed, the Praise is thine.
A feeble helpless Creature, I
Do at thy Pleasure live or die.

3 Lord well I know, I merit Grief,
Yea endless Fears without Relief;
Yea if t' exact thy Due forbear,
And spare, a feeble Creature spare.

4 Still if I wail not (still to wail
Nature denies and Flesh wou'd fail)
Lord, pardon, for thy Son makes good
My want of Tears with store of Blood.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #B.IX

Author: George Herbert

Herbert, George, M.A., the fifth son of Richard Herbert and Magdalen, the daughter of Sir Richard Newport, was born at his father's seat, Montgomery Castle, April 3, 1593. He was educated at Westminster School, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1611. On March 15, 1615, he became Major Fellow of the College, M.A. the same year, and in 1619 Orator for the University. Favoured by James I., intimate with Lord Bacon, Bishop Andrewes, and other men of influence, and encouraged in other ways, his hopes of Court preferment were somewhat bright until they were dispelled by the deaths of the Duke of Richmond, the Marquis of Hamilton, and then of King James himself. Retiring into Kent, he formed the resolution of taking Holy Orders… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou Lord my power and wisdom art
Author: George Herbert
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #B.IX

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