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Hymn: Eternal wisdom thee we praise (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Eternal wisdom thee we praise

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 7s and 6s


Hymn Number: 259

Page Number: 255, click to see hymnal pages


ETERNAL wisdom! thee we praise,

Thee the creation sings:

With thy loved name rocks, hills, and seas,

And heaven's high palace rings.

Infinite strength and equal skill

Shine through thy works abroad,

Our souls with vast amazement fill,

And speak the builder God.

Thy hand, how wide it spreads the sky,

How glorious to behold:

Tinged with a blue of heavenly dye,

And starred with sparkling gold.

There thou hast bade the globes of light

Their endless circuits run:

There the pale planet rules the night;

The day obeys the sun.

On the thin air, without a prop,

Hang fruitful showers around;

At thy command they freely drop

Their fatness on the ground.

There like a trumpet, loud and strong,

Thy thunder shakes our coast;

While the red lightnings wave along,

The banners of thy host.

Thy glories blaze all nature round,

And strike the wondering sight,

Through skies, and seas, and solid ground,

With terror and delight.

But the mild glories of thy grace

Our softer passions move:

Pity divine in Jesus' face

We see, adore, and love.

The Saviour calls-let every ear

Attend the heavenly sound;

Ye doubting souls, dismiss your fear,

Hope smiles reviving round.

For every thirsty, longing heart,

Here streams of bounty flow,

And life, and health, and bliss impart,

To banish mortal wo.