1 Praise to the Lord of boundless Might,
With uncreated Glories bright!
His Presence gilds the Worlds above;
The unchanging Source of Light and Love.
2 Our rising Earth his Eye beheld,
When in substantial Darkness veil'd;
The shapeless Chaos, Nature's Womb,
Lay buried in the horrid Gloom.
3 "Let there be Light," JEHOVAH said
And Light o'er all its Face was spread;
Nature array'd in Charms unknown,
Gay with its New-born Lustre shone.
4 He sees the Mind, when lost it lies
In Shades of Ignorance and Vice;
And Darts from Heaven a vivid Ray,
And changes Midnight into Day.
5 Shine, mighty GOD, with Vigor shine
On this benighted Heart of mine;
And let thy Glories Stand reveal'd,
As in our Saviour's Face beheld.
6 My Soul, reviv'd by Heav'n-born Day,
Thy radiant Image shall display,
While all my Faculties unite
To praise the LORD, who gives me Light.
|First Line:||Praise to the Lord of the boundless might|
|Title:||God shining into the Heart|
|Topic:||Being and Perfections of God|