The Divine Perfections Celebrated

My grateful tongue, immortal king

Author: James Merrick
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 My grateful tongue, immortal King,
Thy mercy shall for ever sing,
My verse to time's remotest day,
Thy truth in sacred notes display.

2 O say, what strength shall vie with thine?
What name among thy seats divine,
Of equal excellence posses'd,
Thy sovereignty, great God, contest?

3 Thee, Lord, Heaven's hosts, their leader own;
Thee might unbounded, thee alone,
With endless majesty has crown'd,
And faith, unsully'd, vests thee round.

4 The heaven above and earth below,
Thee, Lord, their great possessor know;
By thee this orb to being rose,
And all that nature's bounds inclose.

5 From thee amid the aereial space;
The north and south assume their place;
'Tis thine the ocean's rage to guide,
And calm at will its swelling tide.

6 O, blest the tribes whose willing ear
Awakes the festal shout to hear;
Who thankful see, where'er they tread,
Thy favoring beams around them spread.

7 How shall they joy from day to day,
Thy boundless mercy to display,
Thy righteousness, indulgent Lord,
With holy confidence record!

8 O wise in all thy works! thy name
Let man's whole race aloud proclaim,
And, grateful, thro' the length of days,
In ceaseless songs repeat thy praise.

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #XXV

Author: James Merrick

Merrick, James , M.A., was born in 1720, and educated at Oxford, where he became a Fellow of Trinity College. He entered Holy Orders, but his health would not admit of parish work. He died at Reading, 1769. His publications include:— (1) Messiah, a Divine Essay. Humbly dedicated to the Reverend the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and the Visitors of the Free School in Reading. By James Merrick, Ætat. 14, Senior Scholar of the School at their last Terminal Visitation, the 7th of October, 1734. Reading. (2) The Destruction of Troy. Translated from the Greek of Tryphiodorus into English Verse, with Notes, &c. 1742. (3) Poems on Sacred Subjects. Oxford . 1763. (4) The Psalms of David Translated or Paraphrased in English Verse… Go to person page >

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First Line: My grateful tongue, immortal king
Title: The Divine Perfections Celebrated
Author: James Merrick
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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