Come, O my soul, in sacred laysAuthor: Thomas Blacklock
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1 Come, O my soul, in sacred lays
Attempt thy great Creator’s praise;
But O! what tongue can speak His fame?
What mortal verse can reach the theme?
2 Enthroned amidst the radiant spheres,
He glory. like a garment wears;
To form a robe of light divine,
Ten thousand suns around Him shine,
3 In all our Maker’s grand designs,
Omnipotence with wisdom shines;
His works, thro’ all this wondrous frame,
Bear the great impress of His name.
4 Rais’d on devotion’s lofty wing,
Do thou, my soul, His glories sing;
And let His praise employ thy tongue
Till listening worlds shall join the song.
Source: Worship and Service #188
Come, 0 my soul, in sacred lays. [Omnipotence.] In Miller's Singers and Songs, &c, 1869, p. 228, in Duffield, 1886, p. 109, and in others this hymn is attributed to "Thomas Blacklock" (p. 144, ii.), but in no instance is the statement supported by satisfactory evidence. We have failed to trace it in any of Blacklock's works.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #7||Come, O my soul, in sacred lays||Come, O my soul, in sacred lays||Thomas Blacklock||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1043||Come, O My Soul, in Sacred Lays||Come, O my soul, in sacred lays||PARK STREET||Thomas Blacklock||LM|