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Hymn: Eternal Power whose high abode (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Eternal Power whose high abode

Topic: <no topic given>

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


Meter: LM


Hymn Number: 106

Page Number: 147, click to see hymnal pages


ETERNAL Power! whose high abode

Becomes the grandeur of a God:

Infinite lenghts beyond the bounds

Where stars revolve their little rounds.

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.

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.

Earth from afar hath heard thy fame,

And worms have learnt to lisp thy name;

But Oh! the glories of thy mind

Leave all our soaring thoughts behind.

God is in heaven, and men below:

Be short our tunes; our words be few;

A solemn reverence checks our songs,

And praise sits silent on our tongues.