Who shall toward thy chosen seat

Who shall toward thy chosen seat

Author: James Merrick
Tune: CHARLES STREET
Published in 24 hymnals

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1 Who shall to thy chosen seat
Turn in glad approach his feet?
Who, great God, a welcome guest
On thy hallow'd mountain rest?

2 He whose heart thy love has warm'd;
He whose will to thine conform'd,
Bids his life unsullied run;
He whose word and thought are one;

3 He who ne'er with cruel aim,
Seeks to wound an honest fame;
Nor to slander's tongue severe
Bends with easy faith his ear;

4 Who, from servile terror free,
Turns from those who turn from thee;
And to each, who thee obeys,
Love and honour ever pays;

5 What he swears, with stedfast will
Ever ready to fulfil;
Nor can bribes his sentence guide
'Gainst the guiltless to decide;

6 He who thus, with heart unstain'd,
Treads the path be thee ordain'd,
He, great God, shall own thy care,
And thy constant blessing share.



Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXIII

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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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXIII

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