Ye works of God, on him alone

Ye works of God, on him alone

Author: James Merrick
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 Ye works of God! on him alone,
His footstool earth, high heav'n his throne,
Be all your praise bestowed.
His hand the beauteous fabric made,
His eye the finish'd work survey'd,
And saw that all was good.

2 Ye sons of men! his praise display,
Who stamp'd his image on your clay,
And gave it pow'r to move.
Where'er ye go, where'er ye dwell,
From age to age successive tell
The wonders of his love.

3. Ye spirits of the just and good!
Who, panting for that blest abode,
To heaven's bright mansions soar:
O let your songs his praise display,
Till nature's self shall waste away;
And time shall be no more.

4. Praise him, ye meek and humble train!
Who shall those heav'nly joys obtain,
Prapar'd for souls sincere.
Now praise him till you take your way
To regions of eternal day,
To dwell for ever there.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #18

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 works of God, on him alone
Author: James Merrick

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Ye works of God, on Him alone. By James Merrick, from his Hymns & Poems on Sacred Subjects, 1763. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #XXVII

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

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