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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

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #74

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #LXXIV

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #d43

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

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