Father of all, Omniscient mind

Father of all, Omniscient mind

Author: Thomas Blacklock
Tune: CARTHAGE
Published in 20 hymnals

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1 Father of all, omniscient Mind,
Thy wisdom who can comprehend?
Its highest point what eye can find,
Or to its lowest depths descend?

2 If up to heaven's ethereal height,
Thy prospect to elude, I rise,
In splendor there, supremely bright,
Thy presence shall my sight surprise.

3 Thee, mighty God, my wondering soul,
Thee, all her conscious powers adore,
Whose being circumscribes the whole,
Whose eyes the universe explore.

4 Thine essence fills this breathing frame;
It glows in every vital part,
Lights up our souls with livelier flame,
And feeds with life each beating heart.

5 To thee, from whom our being came,
Whose smile is all the heaven we know,
Inspired with this exalted theme,
To thee our grateful strains shall flow.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #67

Author: Thomas Blacklock

Blacklock, Thomas, D.D., born at Annan, Dumfriesshire, November 10, 1721. He studied at the University of Edinburgh, and was, in 1759, licensed to preach. In 1762 he was ordained pariah minister of Kirkcudbright, but, on account of his blindness, had to resign and retire on an annuity. He went to Edinburgh and there received as boarders University students and boys attending school. In 1767 he received the degree of D.D. from the University of Aberdeen (Marischal College). He was one of the earliest and most helpful literary friends of Robert Burns. He died at Edinburgh July 7, 1791. His Poems were often printed—in 1756 at London, with a Memoir by the Rev. Joseph Spence, Professor of Poetry at Oxford; in 1793, at Edinburgh, with a Memoir… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father of all, Omniscient mind
Author: Thomas Blacklock

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