What eyes, like thine, eternal sire

What eyes, like thine, eternal sire

Author: James Merrick
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 What eyes like thine, eternal Sire,
Through sin's obscurest depths inquire?
What judge, like thee, on virtue's foes
The needful vengeance can impose?

2 The meek observer of thy laws
To thee commits his injur'd cause:
In thee, each anxious fear resign'd,
The fatherless a father find.

3 Thine is the throne; beneath thy reign,
Immortal King, the tribes profane
Behold their dreams of conquest o'er,
And vanish to be seen no more.

4 'Tis thine the orphan's cheek to dry,
The guiltless suff'rer's cause to try,
To rein each earth-born tyrant's will,
And bid the sons of pride be still.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #47

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 >

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Author: James Merrick

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #47Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #47Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #47TextPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #112Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #113Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #113Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #112Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #P10Page Scan
Universalist Hymn Book #d600
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