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WATTS. God incomprehensible. 1 CAN creatures to perfection find
The eternal, uncreated mind?
Measure and search his nature out ?
And what can mortals know or tell ?
And all the shining worlds on high. 3 God is a King of power unknown;
Firm are the orders of his throne;
Or ask him why or what he does ? 4 He frowns, and darkness veils the moon;
The fainting sun grows dim at noon;
Tremble and start at his reproof. 5 These are a portion of his ways;
But who shall dare describe his face ?
Kippis. To the unknown God. 1 GREAT God, in vain man's narrow view
Attempts to look thy nature through ;
2 Not the high seraph's mighty thought,
Who countless years his God has sought,
Or fully trace thy boundless mind.
Enough for mortal minds to know;
Through all thy works and conduct shine. 4 0, may our souls with rapture trace
Thy works of nature and of grace ;
WATTS. Searching after God. 1 MY God, I love and I adore ;
But souls that love would know thee more :
Behind the labors of thy hand ?
On which this huge creation rolls;
Thy pencil glows in every flower. 3 Across the waves, around the sky,
There's not a spot, or deep or high,
And left the footstep of a God.
That leads to courts of endless day,
WATTS. The divine Glories above our Reason. 1 HOW wondrous great, how glorious bright,
Must our Creator be,
Of vast infinity!
And climbs above the skies ;
Our groveling reason lies !
And awfully adore ;
Can stretch a thought no more. 4 In humble notes our faith adores
The great, mysterious King;
And sweep the immortal string.
Trembling beneath thy feet,
To reach thy lofty seat.
What various glories shine!
Upon our fainting mind.
3 Angels are lost in sweet surprise,
If thou unveil thy grace ; And humble awe runs through the skies,
When wrath arrays thy face.
4 Created powers, how weak they be!
How short our praises fall ! So much akin to nothing we,
And thou the Eternal All.
God exalted above all Praise.
1 ETERNAL Power! whose high abode
Becomes the grandeur of a God;
2 Lord, what shall earth and ashes do?
We would adore our Maker too;
The Great, the Holy, and the High. 3 Earth from afar has heard thy fame,
And worms have learned to lisp thy name;
4 God is in heaven, and men below;
Be short our tunes, our words be few;
The Attributes of God our Confidence.
1 GREAT God, thine attributes divine,
Thy glorious works and ways,
The universe displays.
On thy sustaining arm,
From danger and alarm.
Chase anxious fears away ;
Our guardian and our stay!