Great God! Thy Vast And Deep Designs

Great God! Thy vast and deep designs

Author: John Needham
Tune: FARNHAM (Mason)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Great God! Thy vast and deep designs
What mortal can explore?
To trace Thy steps is not our part,
But humbly to adore.

2 Slow is Thy wrath, Thy patience great;
But when Thy anger burns,
It shakes the earth, it shakes the sea,
And mountains overturn.

3 Deep in the earth Thy magazines
Of dreadful vengeance lie;
And when Thy blast shall fire the train
Huge rocks shall upwards fly.

4 Convulsions seize the heaving earth
At Thy almighty call;
Cities with all their lofty towers
In hideous ruin fall.

5 Repent, repent, Thy vengeance cries,
May nations hear Thy rod;
Forgive our sins, Lord, spare our land,
And be Thou still our God.

6 Whilst mercy lasts may nations know
The season of Thy grace:
Lest fiery vengeance should consume
A vile rebellious race.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9502

Author: John Needham

Needham, John, was the son of John Needham, Baptist Minister, of Hitchin, Herts, but the date of his birth is unknown. He would doubtless be educated by his father, who was a tutor and in repute as a learned man. In 1750 Needham became co-pastor with John Beddome at the Baptist meetinghouse in the Pithay, Bristol; but, two years later, Beddome having retired through age, a violent controversy arose in the Church with regard to a continuance of the plan of co-pastorship. As the result, Needham and a number of his friends removed to a Baptist meetinghouse in Callowhill Street, where a Mr. Foot was pastor. For a time the two societies used the same builing at different hours, but in 1755 they were united, with Mr. Needham and Mr. Foot as co-pa… Go to person page >

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First Line: Great God! Thy vast and deep designs
Title: Great God! Thy Vast And Deep Designs
Author: John Needham
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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