Scripture Verse

O Lord, how manifold are Thy works! in wisdom hast Thou made them all: the earth is full of Thy riches.@Psalm 104:24
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John Wesley
(1703–1791)

Words: Ernst Lange, in Neu­es geist­reich­es Ge­sang­buch, by Jo­hann A. Frey­ling­hau­sen, 1714 (O Gott, du Tiefe son­der Grund). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by John Wes­ley, Col­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns (Charles­ton, South Ca­ro­li­na: 1737). The ver­sion be­low is a cen­to in the Scot­tish Ev­an­gel­i­cal Un­ion Hymn Book of 1856.

Music: Ware­ham Will­iam Knapp, 1738 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William Knapp
(1698–1768)

Thine, Lord, is wisdom, Thine alone;
Justice and truth before Thee stand:
Yet, nearer to Thy sacred throne,
Mercy withholds Thy lifted hand.

Each evening shows Thy tender love,
Each rising morn Thy plenteous grace;
Thy wakened wrath doth slowly move,
Thy willing mercy flies apace.

To Thy benign, indulgent care,
Father, this light, this breath, we owe;
And all we have, and all we are,
From Thee, great Source of being, flow.

Thrice Holy! Thine the kingdom is,
The power omnipotent is Thine;
And when created nature dies,
Thy never ceasing glories shine.