Sandys, George, son of Dr. Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York, was born at Bishopthorpe Palace, York, in 1577, and educated at St. Mary Hall and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. For some years he devoted himself to travelling in Europe and Asia, and published in 1615 a curious account of his experiences. After visiting America, where he was for a time the Treasurer of the British Colony of Virginia, he became, on his return, a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber of Charles I. He died at Bexley Abbey, Kent, March 1643. His publications included his Traveller's Thanksgiving; the prose work on his travels, A Relation of a journey begun in 1610, &c, 1615; a translation of the Metamorphoses of Ovid; and Grotius's tragedy of Christ's Passion. His product… Go to person page >
Thou Who art enthroned above. G. Sandys [Ps. xcii.] Published in his Paraphrase upon the Psalmes of David, 1636; again in his Paraphrases upon the Divine Poems (with which the Psalmes were incorporated), 1638; and again in later editions of the same. It is in 46 lines. In Biekersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833, 24 lines, beginning with the first, were given as No. 237. This cento was repeated in the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853; the New Congregational Hymn Book, 1859, and others. Another cento is in the revised edition of the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1875. It consists of 18 lines from the original paraphrase, and begins with the first line.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)