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525. O thou to whose all-searching sight

1 O thou to whose all-searching sight
The darkness shineth as the light,
Search, prove my heart; it pants for thee;
O burst these bands and set it free.

2 Wash out its stains, refine its dross;
Nail my affections to the cross;
Hallow each thought; let all within
Be clean, as thou, my Lord, art clean.

3 If in this dark-some wild I stray,
Be thou my Light, be thou my Way;
No foes, no violence I fear,
No harm, while thou, my God, art near.

4 Saviour, where'er thy steps I see,
Dauntless, untired, I follow thee:
O let thy hand support me still,
And lead me to thy holy hill.

5 If rough and thorny be my way,
My strength proportion to my day;
Till toil and grief and pain shall cease
Where all is calm and joy and peace.


Text Information
First Line: O thou to whose all-searching sight
Author: Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1721)
Translator: John Wesley (1738)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: L. M.
Topic: Christian Life: God's Refreshing Grace; Discipleship; God: All-seeing (4 more...)
Language: English
Notes: St. 3, line 4, alt.
Tune Information
Name: BERA
Composer: John E. Gould
Meter: L. M.
Key: E♭ Major

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