'Twas fixed in God's eternal mind

Author: Richard Burnham
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 ’Twas fixed in God’s eternal mind
When his dear sons should mercy find;
From everlasting he decreed
When every good should be conveyed.

2 Determined was the manner how
Eternal favours he’d bestow;
Yea, he decreed the very place
Where he would show triumphant grace.

3 Also the means were fixed upon
Through which his sovereign love should run.
So time and place, yea, means and mode,
Were all determined by our God.

4 Vast were the settlements of grace
On millions of the human race;
And every favour, richly given,
Flows from the high decree of heaven.

5 [In every mercy, full and free,
A sovereign God I wish to see;
To see how grace, free grace has reigned,
In every blessing he ordained.

6 Yes, dearest Lord, ’tis my desire
Thy wise appointments to admire;
And trace the footsteps of my God,
Through every path in Zion’s road.]

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #61

Author: Richard Burnham

Burnham, Richard, b. 1749, d. 1810, was for many years pastor of a Baptist Church in London, first in Little Chapel Street, and afterwards in Grafton Street, Soho. He is said to have been an excellent preacher. His hymns, 452 in all, were published as follows:— New Hymns on Divers Subjects, Lond., Gilbert and Plummer, 1783. This contained 141 hymns. A 2nd edition with 74 additional hymns as New Hymns on Various Subjects (same publishers), 1785. To this was added New Hymns on Divine Love, chiefly designed for Love Feasts or Christian Societies (25 hymns and 2 poetical pieces), Lond., W. Smith, but no date (cir. 1787). The 3rd edition of the Hymns, &c, is dated 1794, the 4th 1796, and the 5th, 1803. This last contains 452 hymns. In additio… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Twas fixed in God's eternal mind
Title: Predestination
Author: Richard Burnham
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #61

Page Scan

Pocket Hymns #159

Page Scan

The Baptist Hymn Book #238

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us