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How Rich is Thy Bounty, King of Kings!   1 comment

How Rich is Thy Bounty

Above:  The Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Words by Philip Doddridge (1702-1751)

Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1905), Methodist Episcopal Church and Methodist Episcopal Church, South

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1. How rich is thy bounty, King of kings!

Thy favors, how divine!

The blessings which thy gospel brings,

How splendidly they shine!

2. Gold is but dross, and gems but toys,

Should gold and gems compare;

How mean, when set against those joys

Thy poorest servants share!

3. Yet all these treasures of thy grace

Are lodged in urns of clay;

And the weak sons of mortal race

The immortal gifts convey.

4. Feebly they lisp thy glories forth,

Yet grace the victory gives;

Quickly they molder back to earth,

Yet still thy gospel lives.

5. Such wonders power divine effects;

Such trophies God can raise;

His hand, from crumbling dust, erects

His monuments of praise.