Author of good, we rest on thee

Author of good, we rest on thee

Author: James Merrick
Published in 68 hymnals

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Author of good, we rest on Thee;
Thine ever watchful eye
Alone our real wants can see,
Thy hand alone supply.

In Thine all-gracious providence
Our cheerful hopes confide;
O, let Thy power be our defence,
Thy love our footsteps guide!

And since, by passion’s force subdued,
Too oft, with stubborn will,
We blindly shun the latent good,
And grasp the specious ill,—

Not what we wish, but what we want,
Thy mercy still supply!
The good unasked, O Father, grant;
The ill, though asked, deny!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #260

Author: James Merrick

Merrick, James , M.A., was born in 1720, and educated at Oxford, where he became a Fellow of Trinity College. He entered Holy Orders, but his health would not admit of parish work. He died at Reading, 1769. His publications include:— (1) Messiah, a Divine Essay. Humbly dedicated to the Reverend the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and the Visitors of the Free School in Reading. By James Merrick, Ætat. 14, Senior Scholar of the School at their last Terminal Visitation, the 7th of October, 1734. Reading. (2) The Destruction of Troy. Translated from the Greek of Tryphiodorus into English Verse, with Notes, &c. 1742. (3) Poems on Sacred Subjects. Oxford . 1763. (4) The Psalms of David Translated or Paraphrased in English Verse… Go to person page >

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #260Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #260Page Scan
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #421Page Scan
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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #633Page Scan
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Hymns of the Spirit #464Page Scan
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National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #221Page Scan
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New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #103ePage Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #785Page Scan
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Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #244Page Scan
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Social Hymn and Tune Book: for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family Circle, and Mission Church #d29
Social Hymn Book: Being the Hymns of the Social Hymn and Tune Book for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family, and Congregation (2nd ed.) #263Page Scan
Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #126Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #785Page Scan
The Chapel Hymn Book [for Warren and Pitt St. Chapels, Boston]. 4th ed. #d35
The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d34
The Christian Psalter #d36
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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #371Page Scan
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