Great God of wonders! all thy ways (John Newton)

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  • (Posted 2022-03-04)  CPDL #68236:           
Editor: Stuart Moffatt (submitted 2022-03-04).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 208 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This version is a setting of Great God of Wonders! All thy ways are matchless, godlike, and divine.

General Information

Title: Great God of wonders! all thy ways
Composer: John Newton
Tune: Sovereignty or Huddersfield
Lyricist: Samuel Davies
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1834 in The Pilgrim
Description: This tune was printed in John Newton's first book The Pilgrim [c1834] under the name 'Sovereignty'. In his book The Music of the Methodist Hymn Book (1935), James T. Lightwood notes that the tune (republished as no. 356 in the 1933 Methodist Hymn Book) had been renamed as 'Huddersfield' in 'some recent Welsh hymnals such as E. Stephens' Ail Llyfr Tonau ac Emynau (1879)'.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Great God of wonders! all thy ways.