BEING AND ATTRIBUTES OF GOD.
61 ROTHWELL. L. M.
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The Glory of God. L. M.
[From the German of Dr. Breithaupt.J
O God, thou bottomless abyss!
Thee to perfection who can know ?
O height immense! What words suffice
Thy countless attributes to show?
Unfathomable depths thou art!
O plunge me in thy mercy's sea!
Yoid of true wisdom is my heart:
With love embrace and cover me!
While thee, all infinite, I set,
By faith, before my ravished eye,
My weakness bends beneath the weight:
O'erpowered, I sink, I faint, I die.
Eternity thy fountain was,
Which, like thee, no beginning knew:
Thou wast ere time began his race,
Ere glowed with stars th' ethereal blue.
Greatness unspeakable is thine—
Greatness, whose undiminished ray,
When short-lived worlds are lost, shall shine
When earth and heaven are tied away.
Translated by J. Wesley.
62 Divine Majesty. L. M.
I Eternal Power, whose high abode
Becomes the grandeur of a God;
Infinite lengths beyond the bounds
Where stars revolve their little rounds.
2 Thee while the first archangel sings,
He hides his face behind his wings;
And ranks of shining thrones around
Fall worshipping, and spread the ground.
3 Lord, what shall earth and ashes do?
We would adore our Maker too!
From sin and dust to thee we cry,
The Great, the Holy and the High!
4 Earth from afar hath heard thy fame,
And worms have learned to lisp thy name;
But, O! the glories of thy mind
Leave all our soaring thoughts behind!
5 God is in heaven, and men below:
Be short our tunes; our words be few!
A solemn rev'rence checks our songs
And praise sits silent on our tongues.