Great God, we sing that mighty handAuthor: Philip Doddridge
Published in 444 hymnals
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1 Great God, we sing Your guiding hand
by which supported still we stand;
the opening year Your mercy shows;
that mercy crowns it till it close.
2 By day, by night, at home, abroad,
still are we guarded by our God;
by His incessant bounty fed,
by His unerring counsel led.
3 With grateful hearts the past we own;
the future, all to us unknown,
we to Your guardian care commit,
and peaceful leave before Your feet.
4 In scenes exalted or depressed,
You are our joy, You are our rest;
Your goodness all our hopes shall raise,
adored through all our changing days.
Source: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #564
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Great God, we sing that [Thy] mighty hand. P. Doddridge. [New Year.] Published by J. Orton in the posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 157, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and again with variations in the text, by J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 282, the general heading in both being, "Help obtained of God, Acts xxvi. 22. For the New Year. "In some collections it begins, "Great God, we praise Thy mighty hand"; and in others, "Great God, we sing Thy mighty hand." Usually, however, the alterations, both in the English and American hymn-books, are very slight.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (7)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Celebrating Grace Hymnal #564||Great God, we sing Your guiding hand||Great God, We Sing Your Guiding Hand||Philip Doddridge||188.8.131.52||Acts 26:22; Acts 26:22||OLD 100TH||F Major or modal||2010|
|Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #112||Great God, we sing Your mighty hand||Great God, We Sing Your Mighty Hand||Philip Doddridge||GERMANY||1979|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #265||Great God, we sing that mighty hand||Great God, We Sing That Mighty Hand||Philip Doddridge||William Knapp||184.108.40.206||WAREHAM||A Major||English||1990|
|Rejoice in the Lord #57||Great God, we sing that mighty hand||Great God, We Sing That Mighty Hand||Philip Doddridge||William Knapp||220.127.116.11||Acts 26:22||WAREHAM||A Flat Major||English||1985|
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #649||Great God, we sing that mighty hand||Great God, We Sing That Mighty Hand||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751||18.104.22.168||Psalm 65:11; Psalm 89:13||GERMANY||A Major||1996|
|Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II #124||Great God, we sing that mighty hand||1999|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #529||Great God, we sing that mighty hand||Great God, We Sing That Mighty Hand||Philip Doddridge||William Knapp||22.214.171.124||WAREHAM||A Major||English||1996|