Thy way is in the sea

Thy way is in the sea

Author: John Fawcett
Published in 19 hymnals

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1 Thy way is in the sea;
Thy paths we can not trace;
Nor solve, O Lord, the mystery
Of thy unbounded grace.

2 Here the dark veils of sense
Our captive souls surround;
Mysterious deeps of providence
Our wandering thoughts confound.

3 As through a glass we see
The wonders of thy love;
How little do we know of thee,
Or of the joys above!



Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #135

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 >

Notes

Thy way is in the sea. An altered form of "Thy way, O God, is in the sea," p. 373, ii., in the American Methodist Episcopal Hymns, 1849; and their Hymnal, 1878. Nutter says the alterations were made by Dr. James Floy, one of the editors of the 1849 Hymns.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns #275Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #534Page Scan
Family and Social Melodies #d365
Hallowed Songs #d351
Hymnal and Ritual Services for the Union Gospel Church #d106
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #174Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #174Page Scan
Hymns for Church and Home #264Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #841Page Scan
Hymns of Worship: Designed for Use Especially in the Lecture Room, the Prayer Meeting and the Family #466Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #221bPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #221bPage Scan
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d911
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d811
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #91Page Scan
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #228ePage Scan
The Methodist Protestant Church Hymnal #d475
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #135TextPage Scan
Universalist Hymn Book #d571



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