Scripture Verse

The heavens shall praise Thy wonders, O Lord. Psalm 89:5


Words: Sam­u­el Da­vies (1723–1761). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Di­vine Wor­ship, by Tho­mas Gib­bons, 1769.

Music: Won­ders (Sov­er­eign­ty) John New­ton (1802–1886) (🔊 pdf nwc) (note—this is not John New­ton the hym­nist).

Alternate Tune:

If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten, would you ?

Samuel Davies


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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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