Hymnal: Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #70 (1786) Topics: Attributes of God; Attributes of God First Line: While men grow bold in wicked ways Lyrics: 1 While men grow bold in wicked ways,
And yet a God they own,
My heart within me often says,
"Their thoughts believe there's none.
2 Their thoughts and ways at once declare,
(What e'er their lips profess)
God hath no wrath for them to fear,
Nor will they seek his grace.
3 What strange self-flattery blinds their eyes!
But there's a hastening hour,
When they shall see with sore surprise
The terrors of thy power.
4 Thy justice shall maintain its throne,
Though mountains melt away;
Thy judgements are a world unknown,
A deep, unfathom'd sea.
5 Above the heavens' created rounds,
Thy mercies, Lord, extend;
Thy truth out-lives the narrow bounds,
Where time and nature end.
6 Safety to man thy goodness brings,
Nor overlooks the beast;
Beneath the shadow of thy wings
Thy children chuse to rest.
7 [From thee, when creature-streams run low.
And mortal comforts die,
Perpetual springs of life shall flow,
And raise our pleasures high.
8 Though all created light decay,
And death close up our eyes,
Thy presence makes eternal day
Where clouds can never rise. Scripture: Psalm 36:1-2 Languages: English
Practical Atheism exposed; or, the Being and Attributes of God asserted