What works of wisdom, power and love

What works of wisdom, power and love

Author: Edmund Butcher
Published in 31 hymnals

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1 What works of wisdom, pow'r and love,
Do Jesus' high commission prove!
Attest his heav'n-derived claim,
And glorify his Father's name!

2 On eyes that never saw the day,
He pours the bright celestial ray;
And deafen'd ears, by him unbound,
Catch all the harmony of sound.

3 Lameness takes up it's bed, and goes
Rejoicing in the strength that flows
Through ev'ry nerve; and, free from pain,
Pours forth to God the grateful strain.

4 The shatter'd mind his word restores,
And tunes afresh the mental pow'rs;
The dead revive, to life return,
And bid affection cease to mourn.

5 Canst thou, my soul, these wonders trace,
And not admire Jehovah's grace?
Canst thou behold thy Saviour's Pow'r,
And not believe, obey, adore?



Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #108

Author: Edmund Butcher

Butcher, Edmund, born at Colchester, Essex, in 1757, and brought up as a linen-draper. After undergoing a preliminary training for the Unitarian Ministry, he was appointed to the charge of Leather Lane Chapel, Holborn, in 1789. From thence he removed to Sidbury Vale, Sidmouth, in 1798. Died April 14, 1822. Memoir in the Christian Moderator, 1827. His works include Picture of Sidmouth; Tour through various parts of England; Sermons, to which are added suitable Hymns, 1798; and the Substance of the Holy Scriptures Methodized, 1801. His hymns were given in the two latter works, in the Protestant Dissenters’ Magazine (of which he was some time editor); in Kippis's Collection, 1795; the Christian Guardian, 1802-1808; Aspland's Selection, 1810… Go to person page >

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First Line: What works of wisdom, power and love
Author: Edmund Butcher

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #187

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CLX

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #219

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #368

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #368

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #123

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #123

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #178

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Hymns of the Advent #207

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Hymns of the Morning: Designed for the use of God's People #207

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d464

The Christian Psalter #d624

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The Harp #254

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d294

Universalist Hymn Book #d606

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