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


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).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Lange (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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.