Thanksgiving for God's Particular Providence

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1 When all thy mercies, O my God,
my rising soul surveys,
transported with the view, I'm lost
in wonder, love, and praise.

2 Unnumbered comforts to my soul
thy tender care bestowed,
before my infant heart conceived
from whom those comforts flowed.

3 When in the slippery paths of youth
with heedless steps I ran,
thine arm unseen conveyed me safe,
and led me up to man.

4 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
my daily thanks employ,
and not the least a cheerful heart
which tastes those gifts with joy.

5 Through every period of my life
thy goodness I'll pursue,
and after death in distant worlds
the glorious theme renew.

6 Through all eternity to thee,
a joyful song I'll raise;
for O, eternity's too short
to utter all thy praise.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #820

Author: Joseph Addison

Addison, Joseph, born at Milston, near Amesbury, Wiltshire, May 1, 1672, was the son of the Rev. Lancelot Addison, sometime Dean of Lichfield, and author of Devotional Poems, &c, 1699. Addison was educated at the Charterhouse, and at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1691 and M.A. 1693. Although intended for the Church, he gave himself to the study of law and politics, and soon attained, through powerful influence, to some important posts. He was successively a Commissioner of Appeals, an Under Secretary of State, Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and Chief Secretary for Ireland. He married, in 1716, the Dowager Countess of Warwick, and died at Holland House, Kensington, June 17, 1719. Addison is most widely known through… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When all Thy mercies, O my God
Title: Thanksgiving for God's Particular Providence
Author: Joseph Addison (1712)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




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Sing Glory #73

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