Words: Ex­e­ter Col­lect­ion. The Dic­tion­ary of Hymn­ol­o­gy, by , lists two hymns by this ti­tle: One by John Thomp­son (1783-1818), which ap­peared in Asp­land’s Col­lect­ion in 1810, and ano­ther by Ot­ti­well He­gin­bo­thom (1744-1768) (some­times giv­en as “Now Let My Soul, Eter­nal King”). Jul­i­an de­scribes He­gin­bo­thom’s ver­sion as “Praise of the Go­spel,” which seems to fit the words shown be­low. If you can shed any light on the au­thor of the lyr­ics be­low

Music: Ger­ma­ny, Sac­red Mel­o­dies, by , 1815.

To Thee, my heart, eternal King,
Would now its thankful tribute bring;
To Thee its humble homage raise
In songs of ardent, grateful, praise.

All nature shows Thy boundless love,
In worlds below and worlds above;
But in Thy blessèd Word I trace
The richer glories of Thy grace.

Here what delightful truths are giv’n;
Here Jesus shows the way to Heav’n;
His Name salutes my listening ear,
Revives my heart, and checks my fear.

For love like this, O may our song
Through endless years Thy praise prolong;
And distant climes Thy Name adore,
Till time and nature are no more.