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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book, 1918017
O God, of Good the Unfathomed SeaJohann Scheffler (1624-1677), Translation by Rev. John Wesley (1703-1791)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
017aLucerneStrasburg Gesangbuch, 15258.8.8.8.8.8.
017bDresdenSwiss Melody8.8.8.8.8.8.

1O God, of good the unfathomed Sea!
Who would not give his heart to Thee?
Who would not love Thee with his might?
O Jesus, Lover of mankind,
Who would not his whole soul and mind,
With all his strength, to Thee unite?
2Thou shin’st with everlasting rays;
Before the insufferable blaze
Angels with both wings veil their eyes;
Yet, free as air Thy bounty streams
On all Thy works; Thy mercy’s beams
Diffusive, as Thy sun’s, arise.
3High throned on heaven’s eternal hill,
In number, weight, and measure still
Thou sweetly orderest all that is:
And yet Thou deignest to come to me,
And guide my steps, that I, with Thee
Enthroned, may reign in endless bliss.
4Fountain of good, all blessing flows
From Thee; no want Thy fullness knows;
What but Thyself canst Thou desire?
Yet, self-sufficient as Thou art,
Thou dost desire my worthless heart;
This, only this, dost Thou require.
5O God, of good the unfathomed Sea!
Who would not give his heart to Thee?
Who would not love Thee with his might?
O Jesu, Lover of mankind,
Who would not his whole soul and mind,
With all his strength, to Thee unite? Amen.
1 Chronicles29:11Thine, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
Psalm118:1O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.
Zechariah9:17For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.
Mark12:30And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Luke10:27And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
1 Peter1:8Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: