The Pardoning God

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1 Great God of wonders, all thy ways
are matchless, God-like and divine;
but the fair glories of thy grace
more God-like and unrivaled shine:

Who is a pardoning God like thee,
or who has grace so rich and free?

2 Such dire offences to forgive,
such guilty rebel souls to spare;
this is thy grand prerogative,
and none shall in the honour share: [Refrain]

3 In wonder lost, with trembling joy,
we take the pardon of our God,
pardon for sins of deepest dye,
a pardon sealed with Jesus' blood: [Refrain]

4 O may this glorious matchless love,
this God-like miracle of grace,
teach mortal tongues, like those above,
to raise this song of lofty praise: [Refrain]

Source: Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #452

Author: Samuel Davies

Davies, Samuel., M.A., born near Summit Ridge, Newcastle, Delaware, America, Nov. 3, 1723, and educated under the Rev. Samuel Blair, of Chester County, Pennsylvania, through the pecuniary assistance of the Rev. William Robinson, a Presbyterian Minister of New Brunswick. In 1745 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Newcastle as a probationer for the ministry, and undertook duty in Virginia, in 1747. After visiting England in 1753, on behalf of the New Jersey College, and having received the degree of M.A., he was appointed President of New Jersey Presbyterian College, Princeton, in succession to Jonathan Edwards. He died Feb. 4, 1761, at the early age of 37. His manuscripts were entrusted to Dr. T. Gibbons, who published therefrom 5 volumes… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Great God of wonders! all Thy ways
Title: The Pardoning God
Author: Samuel Davies
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Who is a pardoning God like Thee?
Notes: Spanish translation: See "Gran Dios de maravillas mil" by Luis Soto
Copyright: Public Domain





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