We ask for donations here just twice a year, and this is one of those times. So, before you hit the "close" button on this box, would you consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Last month, our Hymnary website had almost 1 million visitors from around the world: people like you who love hymns. To serve our users well takes money, and we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one such source.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below. From the entire Hymnary.org team, our grateful thanks.

Diffuse thy beams and teach my heart

Diffuse thy beams and teach my heart

Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Diffuse thy beams and teach my heart
Now with genial warmth to glow:
For lo! without thy heavenly art,
In vain my lofty numbers flow.

2 Magnificent free grace arise,
Out shine the thoughts of shallow man;
Sovereign, preventing all divine,
To him that neither willed nor ran.

3 Grand is the bosom whence thou flowed,
Kind is the heart that gave the vent;
Rich is the gift that God bestowed,
Lovely and so like Christ be sent.

4 Grace by a righteousness doth reign,
Wrought by the sacred life of God;
Where sin is spoiled, grace shall maintain,
Its rights in Jesus' sacred blood.

5 Who counts the sands that bounds the sea,
Not half his sins can number o'er;
And ah! what millions yet but see
Grace hath ten thousand mercies more.

6 Infinite grace how full of God,
In every work of thine--there glows
New glories in thy sacred blood,
There life divine eternal flows.

7 We bowing sing thy death so strong
Which all our souls from death defends;
Shout ye redeeemed, for here your song
Begins, and never--never ends.

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians 1800

Text Information

First Line: Diffuse thy beams and teach my heart
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
TextPage Scan

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #74

Page Scan

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #LXXIV

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #d43

Page Scan

The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #XLIII

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.