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, comes 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. Every blade and every tree
All in happy concert ring,
And in wondrous harmony
Join in praises to their King.
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 forevermore.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #281
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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