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4916. O God, Though Countless Worlds of Light

1. O God, though countless worlds of light,
Thy power and glory show,
Though round Thy throne, above all height,
Immortal seraphs glow—

2. Yet, Lord, where’er Thy saints apart
Are met for praise and prayer,
Wherever sighs a contrite heart,
Thou, gracious God, art there.

3. With grateful joy, Thy children rear
This temple, Lord, to Thee;
Long may they sing Thy praises here,
And here Thy beauty see.

4. Here, Savior, deign Thy saints to meet;
With peace their hearts to fill;
And here, like Sharon’s odors sweet,
May grace divine distill.

5. Here may Thy truth fresh triumphs win;
Eternal Spirit, here.
In many a heart now dead in sin,
A living temple rear.

Text Information
First Line: O God, though countless worlds of light
Title: O God, Though Countless Worlds of Light
Author: James D. Knowles, 1798-1738
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Appeared in the Baptist Psalmist, 1843
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: DUNDEE
Composer: Anonymous (1615)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 13451 23432 11715
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1615
Copyright: Public Domain



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