O Lord, how manifold are Thy works! in wisdom hast Thou made them all: the earth is full of Thy riches. Psalm 104:24
Words: Ernst Lange, in Neues geistreiches Gesangbuch, by Johann A. Freylinghausen, 1714 (O Gott, du Tiefe sonder Grund). Translated from German to English by John Wesley, Collection of Psalms and Hymns (Charleston, South Carolina: 1737). The version below is a cento in the Scottish Evangelical Union Hymn Book of 1856.
Music: Wareham William Knapp, 1738 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good picture of Lange (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Thine, Lord, is wisdom, Thine alone;
Justice and truth before Thee stand:
Yet, nearer to Thy sacred throne,
Mercy withholds Thy lifted hand.
Each evening shows Thy tender love,
Each rising morn Thy plenteous grace;
Thy wakened wrath doth slowly move,
Thy willing mercy flies apace.
To Thy benign, indulgent care,
Father, this light, this breath, we owe;
And all we have, and all we are,
From Thee, great Source of being, flow.
Thrice Holy! Thine the kingdom is,
The power omnipotent is Thine;
And when created nature dies,
Thy never ceasing glories shine.