A thanksgiving hymn

Almighty Sovereign of the skies

Author: Nathan Strong
Tune: BACA
Published in 45 hymnals

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1 Almighty Sovereign of the skies,
To thee let songs of gladness rise,
Each grateful heart its tribute bring,
And every voice thy goodness sing.

2 'Twas thou that built this spacious earth,
Thou gav'st to every creature birth,
E'en man was fashioned by thy hand,
And angels glowed at thy command.

3 From thee our choicest blessings flow,
Life, health, and strength, thy hands bestow,
The daily good thy creatures share,
Springs from thy providential care.

4 The rich profusion nature yields,
The harvests waving o'er the fields,
The cheering light, refreshing shower,
Are gifts from thy exhaustless store.

5 At thy command the vernal bloom,
Revives the world from winter's gloom,
The summer's heat the fruit matures,
And autumn all her treasures pours.

6 From thee proceed domestic ties,
Connubial bliss, paternal joy;
On thy support the nations stand,
Obedient to thy high command.

7 But how shall frail imperfect man,
Whose being reaches but a span,
Attempt in earth-born strains to prove,
The wonders of Redeeming love!

8 Let every power of heart and tongue,
Unite to swell the grateful song,
While age and youth in chorus join,
And praise the majesty divine.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: Nathan Strong

Strong, Nathan, D.D., a leading Congregational divine of his day, was born at Coventry, Connecticut, Oct. 16, 1748, and educated at Yale College, where he graduated in 1769. He first studied law, but soon turned his attention to the ministry. In January 1774 he became the Pastor of the First Congregational Church at Hartford, and remained there to his death in 1816. In 1796 he won much repute through his essay on The Doctrine of Eternal Misery consistent with the Infinite Benevolence of God. He founded The Connecticut Evangelical Magazine, in 1800, and also took a prominent part in establishing the Connecticut Home Mission Society in 1801. His degree of D.D. was conferred by the University of Princeton. His services to American hymnology, a… Go to person page >

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First Line: Almighty Sovereign of the skies
Title: A thanksgiving hymn
Author: Nathan Strong
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d15
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion #A59Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #762Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #819Page Scan
Appendix to Mennonite Hymn Book #d4
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #536TextPage Scan
Choice Hymns: for social and private devotion, Lord's Day schools and revivals. (2nd ed.) #257Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d28
Crowning Carols #d5
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #335Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #335Page Scan
Hymnal, Church of the Brethren #d19
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d10
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d10
Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #254Page Scan
Hymns for Family Worship with Prayers for Every Day in the Week, Selected from Various Authors #118Page Scan
Hymns for Family Worship, with Prayers for Every Day in the Week (2nd ed.) #119Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d18
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #969Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #969Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d29
Mission Songs: a collection of hymns and music, designed for Sabbath schools #112Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H473Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d18
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d20
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #498Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d11
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #86Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d25
The Beacon Light #d4
The Brethren Hymnody: with tunes for the sanctuary, Sunday-school, prayer meeting and home circle #67Page Scan
The Camp-Meeting Chorister: or, a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, for the pious of all denominations. To be sung at camp meetings, during revivals of religion, and on other occasions #298Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #1245Page Scan
The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #601
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #539Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d25
The Churches of God Hymnal. #d22
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #1389Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #344Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCCXLIVTextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCCXLIVTextPage Scan
The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d14
The Social Harp. Rev. #d14
The Social Harp: Comprising the Richest Variety of Spiritual Songs ... #d11
The Sweet Singer of Israel: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, usually sung at camp, prayer, and social meetings, and revivals of religion (New ed. much enlarged) #284Page Scan



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