Medfield (William Billings)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-30). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 31 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-30). Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 51 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).
First published: 1770 in The New-England Psalm-Singer, revised in The Singing Master's Assistant, 1778
Description: Published in The New-England Psalm-Singer, 1770, p. 94, slightly revised by Billings in 1778. Words by Dr. Samuel Byles, 1764.
Original text and translations
When I my various blessings see,
What a kind God has done for me,
My heart with gratitude should glow,
I love the spring from whence they flow.
For me His only Son He sent,
For me the Savior underwent
The cross, the agonies, the shame;
Forever will I bless His name.
And though I sin and grieve Him still,
His mercy spares my soul from hell:
Those gloomy regions of despair,
For devils to torment me there.
If I'll obey His gentle voice,
His heaven He offers to my choice.
My tongue His mercies shall record,
And all my actions praise the Lord.