Omnipotence; or, the Power and Providence of God

Ye servants of your God, his fame

Author: James Merrick
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 Ye servants of your God, his fame
In songs of highest praise proclaim:
Ye who, on his commands intent,
The courts of Israel's Lord frequent.

2 Him praise the everlasting king,
And mercy's unexhausted spring:
Haste, to his name your voices rear;
What name like his the heart can cheer?

3 Thy greatness, Lord, my thoughts attest,
With awful gratitude impress'd,
Nor know among the seats divine,
A power that shall contend with thine,

4 O thou, whose all-disposing sway,
The heavens, the earth, and seas obey;
Whose might through all extent extends,
Sinks through all depth, all height transcends;

5 From earth's low margin to the skies,
Now bids he pregnant vapors rise,
The lightning's pallid sheet expands,
And glads with show'rs the furrow'd lands:

6 Now from thy storehouse, built on high,
Permits the imprison'd winds to fly,
And, guided by thy will, to sweep
The surface of the foaming deep.

7 Him praise, the everlasting king,
And mercy's unexhasuted spring:
Haste, to his name your voices rear;
What name like his the heart can cheer?



Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #VII

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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First Line: Ye servants of your God, his fame
Title: Omnipotence; or, the Power and Providence of God
Author: James Merrick
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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