Hymn Information

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Great God of Wonders
Words: Samuel Davies
Music: Wonders (Sovereignty) | John Newton (not the hymnist)
1. Great God of wonders! All Thy ways
Are matchless, Godlike and divine;
But the fair glories of Thy grace
More Godlike and unrivaled shine,
More Godlike and unrivaled shine.

2. Crimes of such horror to forgive,
Such guilty, daring worms to spare;
This is Thy grand prerogative,
And none shall in the honor share,
And none shall in the honor share

3. Angels and men, resign your claim
To pity, mercy, love and grace:
These glories crown Jehovah’s Name
With an incomparable glaze
With an incomparable glaze.

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

5. O may this strange, this matchless grace,
This Godlike miracle of love,
Fill the whole earth with grateful praise,
And all th’angelic choirs above,
And all th’angelic choirs above.

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

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Alternate Version:

1. Great God of wonders! All Thy ways
Are matchless, Godlike and divine;
But the bright glories of Thy grace
Above Thine other wonders shine,
Above Thine other wonders shine.

2. Such deep transgressions to forgive!
Such guilty sinners thus to spare!
This is Thy grand prerogative,
And in this honor none shall share:
And in this honor none shall share.

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