Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

'Tis God, Whose All Disposing Sway

’Tis God, whose all disposing sway

Author: James Merrick
Tune: GALILEE
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 ’Tis God, whose all disposing sway,
The heavens, the earth, the seas, obey;
Whose might through all extent extends,
Sinks through all depths, all height transcends.

2 From earth’s low margin to the skies
Who bids the pregnant vapors rise,
The lightning’s pallid sheet expands,
And glads with showers the furrowed lands.

3 Now from His storehouse built on high,
He gives th’imprisoned winds, to fly,
And, guided by His will, to sweep
The surface of the foaming deep.

4 By His resistless stroke assailed,
Her eldest born proud Egypt wailed;
Nor raged His sword on man alone;
Her flocks, her herds, its fury own.

5 New scenes of dread her land surprised,
When God the haughty chief chastised.
And each who lent th’assisting hand
To execute his stern command.

6 From Egypt’s desolated shore
Its course His vengeance onward bore
To distant realms by justice led;
And mightiest kings beneath it bled.

7 Thy name shall ever live, Thy name
O Lord, shall ceaseless honor claim;
Thy works, achieved in ages past,
To endless time remembered last.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8187

Author: James Merrick

Merrick, James , M.A., was born in 1720, and educated at Oxford, where he became a Fellow of Trinity College. He entered Holy Orders, but his health would not admit of parish work. He died at Reading, 1769. His publications include:— (1) Messiah, a Divine Essay. Humbly dedicated to the Reverend the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and the Visitors of the Free School in Reading. By James Merrick, Ætat. 14, Senior Scholar of the School at their last Terminal Visitation, the 7th of October, 1734. Reading. (2) The Destruction of Troy. Translated from the Greek of Tryphiodorus into English Verse, with Notes, &c. 1742. (3) Poems on Sacred Subjects. Oxford . 1763. (4) The Psalms of David Translated or Paraphrased in English Verse… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: ’Tis God, whose all disposing sway
Title: 'Tis God, Whose All Disposing Sway
Author: James Merrick
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #8187
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



Advertisements