All that's good, and great, and trueAuthor: Godfrey Thring
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1 All that's good, and great, and true,
All that is and is to be,
Be it old or be it new,
Comes, O Father, all from Thee.
2 Mercies dawn with every day,
Newer, brighter, than before,
And the sun's declining ray
Layeth others up in store.
3 Not a bird that doth not sing
Sweetest praises to Thy Name;
Not an insect on the wing
But Thy wonders doth proclaim.
4 Far and near, o'er land and sea,
Mountain top and wooded dell,
All in singing, sing of Thee,
Songs of love ineffable.
5 Fill us then with love divine;
Grant that we, though toiling here,
May, in spirit being Thine,
See and hear Thee everywhere.
6 May we all, with songs of praise,
Whilst on earth, Thy Name adore;
Till with Angel choirs we raise
Songs of praise for evermore.
All that's good, and great, and true. Godfrey Thring. [Praise and Thanksgiving.] Written in 1863, and first published in his Hymns Congregational and Others, 1866, No. 24, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled “Nature's Harmony." It was repeated in his Hymns and Lyrics, 1874, pp. 108-9, and again in his Church of England Hymn Book, 1882, where it is given most appropriately as a hymn for children.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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