CCXXXVII. God shining into the Heart

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.

Text Information
First Line: Praise to the Lord of the boundless might
Title: God shining into the Heart
Language: English
Publication Date: 1791
Topic: Being and Perfections of God
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