1 Praise to the Lord of boundless might,
With uncreated glories bright!
His presence gilds the worlds above;
Th' 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 eternal 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 Savior's face beheld.
6 My soul, reviv'd by heaven-born day,
Thy radiant image shall display,
While all my faculties unite
To praise the Lord who gives me light.
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