Great God Filled with Power and Infinite Love
Words: R. Frederick Crider, 2014
Music: tune, DAVIS, Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1813; harm. Austin Lovelace, 1963
Scripture: Psalm 8
Topics: creation; image of God; dominion
United Methodist pastor and hymn writer R. Frederick Crider writes of this hymn: "This new hymn is based on Psalm 8. At Towson UMC's charge conference, I gave our District Superintendent, an African-American woman, 0the Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, a copy of my hymn collection. Reflecting on this on the way home, I realized that I rarely choose familiar hymn tunes that are sung more often in Black churches as the starting point for my texts. Recalling my service at such a church, I chose one of their favorites ('O Thou In Whose Presence,' #518 UMHymnal) as the tune."