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109. Lord, My Weak Thought in Vain Would Climb

1 Lord, my weak thought in vain would climb
to search the starry vault profound;
in vain would wing her flight sublime
to find creation's utmost bound.

2 But weaker yet that thought must prove
to search thy great eternal plan,
thy sovereign counsels, born of love
long ages ere the world began.

3 When my dim reason would demand
why that, or this, thou dost ordain,
by some vast deep I seem to stand,
whose secrets I must ask in vain.

4 When doubts disturb my troubled breast,
and all is dark as night to me,
here, as on solid rock, I rest -
that so it seemeth good to thee.

5 Be this my joy, that evermore
thou rulest all things at thy will;
thy sovereign wisdom I adore,
and calmly, sweetly, trust thee still.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, my weak thought in vain would climb
Title: Lord, My Weak Thought in Vain Would Climb
Author: Ray Palmer (1858)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Job 11:7; Romans 9:20; Romans 11:33
Topic: Doubt; Trust in God; God's Work: His Decrees (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Robert Schumann (1839; arr.)
Meter: L.M.
Key: G Major
Source: Arr.

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