18 July 2005

God of Wonders

Great God of wonders, all Thy ways
Display the attributes divine;
But countless acts of pardoning grace
Beyond Thine other wonders shine:

Who is a pardoning God like Thee?
Or who has grace so rich and free?

Such dire offences to forgive,
Such guilty, daring worms to spare;
This is Thy grand prerogative,
And in the honour none shall share:

Who is a pardoning God like Thee?
Or who has grace so rich and free?

In wonder lost, with trembling joy,
We take the pardon of our God,
Pardon for sins of deepest dye,
A pardon bought with Jesus’ blood:

Who is a pardoning God like Thee?
Or who has grace so rich and free?

O may this strange, this wondrous grace,
This matchless miracle of love,
Fill the wide earth with grateful praise
And all the angelic choirs above:

Who is a pardoning God like Thee?
Or who has grace so rich and free?
-- Samuel Davies (1723-1761). Psalms and Hymns of Reformed Worship (Wakeman Trust, 1991): 173.

See also another version of the same hymn.

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