Greatest of beings, source of life

Greatest of beings, source of life

Author: George Dyer
Tune: GILEAD (Mehul)
Published in 76 hymnals

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1 Greatest of beings, source of life,
Sov'reign of air, and earth, and sea!
All nature feels thy pow'r; but man
A grateful tribute pays to thee.

2 Subject to wants, to thee he looks,
And from thy goodness seeks supplies;
And, when oppress'd with guilt, he mourns
Thy mercy lifts him to the skies.

3 Children, whose little minds, unform'd,
Ne'er rais'd a tender thought to heav'n;
And men, whom reason lifts to God,
Tho' oft by passion downward driv'n;

4 Those, too, who bend with age and care,
And faint and tremble near the tomb,
Who, sick'ning at the present scenes,
Sigh for that better state to come:

5 All, great Creator! all are thine;
All feel thy providential care;
And thro' each varying scene of life,
Alike thy constant pity share.

6 And, whether grief oppress the heart,
Or whether joy elate the breast,
Or life still keep its little course,
Or death invite the heart to rest:

7 All are thy messengers, and all
Thy sacred pleasure, Lord, obey;
And all are training man to dwell
Nearer to bliss; and nearer thee.


Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #27

Author: George Dyer

Dyer, George, B.A., 1755-1841. Educated at Christ's Hospital and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The friend of Charles Lamb, of Priestley and Wakefield, and biographer of Robert Robinson of Cambridge. In 1792 he moved to London, to chambers in Clifford's Inn, Fleet Street, supporting himself by private tuition and literary work. He was a contributor to the Gentleman's and the Monthly Magazine, for which he wrote the introductory Ode in 1796. From 1809 to 1830 engaged upon Valpy's edition of the Classics, in 141 vols. Author of a History of the University and Colleges of Cambridge, 1814, and of several volumes of verse. Three of his hymns are in Kippis, and frequently in other books. 1. Greatest of beings, source of life. Hymn to the Deity… Go to person page >

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