Parent of good, Thy works of might

Parent of good, Thy works of might

Author: John Fawcett
Published in 26 hymnals

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1 Parent of good! Thy works of might
I trace with wonder and delight;
Thy name is all divine.
There's naught in earth, or sea, or air,
Or heaven itself, that's good or fair,
But what is wholly Thine.

2 Immensely high Thy glories rise;
They strike my soul with sweet surprise,
And sacred pleasure yield;
An ocean wide without a bound,
Where ev'ry noble wish is drowned,
And every want is filled.

3 To Thee my warm affections move,
In sweet astonishment and love,
While at Thy feet we fall;
We pant for naught beneath the skies;
To Thee our ardent wishes rise,
Oh our eternal All!

4 What shall I do to spread Thy praise,
My God! through our remaining days,
Or how Thy name adore?
To Thee we consecrate our breath;
Let us be Thine in life and death,
And Thine for evermore.

Source: The Book of Worship #20

Author: John Fawcett

Fawcett, John, D.D., was born Jan. 6, 1739 or 1740, at Lidget Green, near Bradford, Yorks. Converted at the age of sixteen under the ministry of G. Whitefield, he at first joined the Methodists, but three years later united with the Baptist Church at Bradford. Having begun to preach he was, in 1765, ordained Baptist minister at Wainsgate, near Hebden Bridge, Yorks. In 1772 he was invited to London, to succeed the celebrated Dr. J. Gill, as pastor of Carter's Lane; the invitation had been formally accepted, the farewell sermon at Wainsgate had been preached and the wagons loaded with his goods for removal, when the love and tears of his attached people prevailed and he decided to remain. In 1777 a new chapel was built for him at Hebden Bridg… Go to person page >

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First Line: Parent of good, Thy works of might
Author: John Fawcett

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Parent of good, Thy works of might. J. Fawcett. [Delight in God.] Appeared in his Hymns, &c., 1782, p. 81, in 9 stanzas of 6 1ines, and entitled "Delight in God." It is used in an abbreviated form, from 6 st. in Dr. Alexander's Augustine Hymn Book, 1849, to 3 st. in the American Unitarian Hymn [and Tune] Book, Boston, 1868.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #315Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #315Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #315TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #LXXXVIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #118Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d483
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #118Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #118Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #44Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #146Page Scan
Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d129
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d321
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #57Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d626
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #57TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #57Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #57Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #57Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #57Page Scan
The Book of Worship #20TextPage Scan
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #22Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #405Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #405Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #118Page Scan
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d364
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #199Page Scan



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