Thou, Lord, by mortal eyes unseen

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1 Thou, Lord, by mortal eyes unseen,
And by thy offspring here unknown,
to manifest thyself to men,
Hast set thine image in thy Son.

2 As the bright sun's meridian blaze
O'erwhelms and pains our feeble sight,
But cheers us with his softer rays,
When shining with reflected light;

3 So, in thy Son, thy pow'r divine,
Thy wisdom, justice, truth and love,
With mild and pleasing lustre shine
Reflected from thy throne above.

4 Though Jews, who granted not his claim,
Contemptuous who turn'd away their face;
Yet those, who trusted in his name,
Beheld in him thy truth and grace.

5 O thou! at whose almighty word
Fair light at first from darkness shone,
Teach us to know our glorious Lord,
And trace the Father in the Son.

6 While we thine image, here display'd,
With love and admiration view;
Form us in likeness to our head,
That we may bear thy image too.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #110

Author: John Mason

Mason, John. The known facts of his life are scanty. He was the son of a Dissenting Minister, and the grandfather of John Mason, the author of A Treatise on Self-Knowledge. He was educated at Strixton School, Northants, and Clare Hall, Cambridge. After taking his M.A., he became Curate of Isham; and in 1668, Vicar of Stantonbury, Bucks. A little more than five years afterwards he was appointed Rector of Water-Stratford. Here he composed the volume containing The Songs of Praise, his paraphrase of The Song of Solomon, and the Poem on Dives and Lazarus, with which Shepherd's Penitential Cries was afterwards bound up. This volume passed through twenty editions. Besides the Songs of Praise, it contains six Penitential Cries by Mason, and it i… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou, Lord, by mortal eyes unseen
Author: John Mason

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TRURO

TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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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 #110Page 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.) #110Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #110TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CLIXPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #649Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #263Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #263Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #342Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #342Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #631Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #122Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #123Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #123Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #122Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #331Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #253Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #253Page Scan
Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d143
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #277Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #277Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #211Page Scan
Hymns, Selected from the Most Approved Authors, for the use of Trinity Church, Boston #126Page Scan
Melodies and Hymns for Divine Service in Appleton Chapel #d58
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d709
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d466
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d464
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #H.CCXLIVPage Scan
Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d280
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #166Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d568
The Gospel Psalmist #217Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d247



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