83. Thy way, O God, is in the sea

1 Thy way, O God, is in the sea;
Thy paths I cannot trace,
Nor comprehend the mystery
Of Thy unbounded grace.

2 Here the dark veils of flesh and sense
My captive soul surround;
Mysterious deeps of Providence
My wondering thoughts confound.

3 As through a glass, I dimly see
The wonders of Thy Love;
How little do I know of Thee,
Or of the joys above!

4 'Tis but in part I know Thy will:
I bless Thee for the sight;
When will Thy Love the rest reveal
In glory's clearer light?

5 With raptures shall I then survey
Thy Providence and Grace,
And spend an everlasting day
In wonder, love, and praise.

Text Information
First Line: Thy way, O God, is in the sea
Author: John Fawcett (1782)
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Providence
Notes: Alternate tune #204 or #227
Tune Information
Meter: C. M.
Key: F Major
Copyright: Composer from index: John Selby, 1762

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