Who, gracious Father, shall complain

Who, gracious Father, shall complain

Author: Thomas Scott
Published in 17 hymnals

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1 Who, gracious Father! can complain,
Under thy mild and gentle reign?
Who does a weight of duty share,
More than his aids and pow'rs can bear?

2 With diff'ring climes, and diff'ring lands,
With fertile pains and barren sands,
Thy hand hath framed this earthly roun,
And set each nation in its bound.

3 So various, thy celestial ray
Here sheds a full, there fainter day.
The God of all, unkind to none,
To all the path of life hath shown.

4 Large id the bounty of his hand:
He will a large return demand.
Haste then, my soul! thy work pursue,
And keep the heav'nly prize in view.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #76

Author: Thomas Scott

Thomas Scott was born at Norwich, and was the son of a Dissenting minister. After his education he began his ministerial life at Wartmell, in Norfolk, adding also the labours of school-teaching. Subsequently he changed his pastoral relations several times, spending the last years of his life at Hupton, in Norfolk, where he died in 1776. He was the author of some prose works, several poems, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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Author: Thomas Scott

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #386

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #106

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #107

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #107

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #106

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d279

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #113

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