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6691. Thou, the Great, Eternal God

1. Thou, the great, eternal God,
Art high above our thought!
Worthy to be feared, adored,
By all Thy hands have wrought:
None can with Thyself compare;
Thy glory fills both earth and sky;
We, and all thy creatures, are
As nothing in Thine eyes.

2. Of Thy great unbounded power
To Thee the praise we give,
Infinitely great, and more
Than heart can e’er conceive:
When Thou wilt to work proceed,
Thy purpose firm none can withstand,
Frustrate the determined deed,
Or stay the almighty hand.

3. Thou, our God, art wise alone;
Thy counsel doth excel;
Wonderful Thy works we own,
Thy ways unsearchable;
Who can sound the mystery,
Thy judgments’ deep abyss explain,
Thine, whose eyes in darkness see,
And search the heart of man?

Text Information
First Line: Thou, the great, eternal God
Title: Thou, the Great, Eternal God
Author: Charles Wesley (1763)
Meter: 76.76.78.76
Language: English
Source: Hymns for Children, 1763
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: SHERBOURNE, from the 9th Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven
Tune Information
Name: GILEAD (Toronto)
Composer: Anonymous
Meter: 76.76.78.76
Incipit: 15321 17655 66571
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book (Toronto, Canada: Methodist Book and Publishing House, 1894), number 59
Copyright: Public Domain



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