1 God is a spirit, great and just;
We His dependent creatures are:
His pleasure called us from the dust;
His goodness keeps us, and His care.
2 He dwells enthroned in light on high;
He lives throughout the boundless whole;
Invisible to mortal eye,
Unsearchable by human soul.
3 To feeble man ’twas never giv’n
The great mysterious One to know,
To scan the majesty of Heav’n,
Or make His essence known below.
4 Enough for us, His sovereign Word
Reveals Him as the God of love,
The just, the ever gracious Lord,
Who can but righteousness approve.
5 Unfolds His blissful Heav’n above,
And glory for His children there;
While those who slight His offered love
Shall sink to darkness and despair.
6 There, also, is enough revealed,
To guide us in the way we go;
And what His wisdom has concealed
Might be but misery to know.
7 O, then adore th’eternal Mind
With wonder, gratitude, and fear;
Nor seek what man may never find,
The knowledge of His essence here.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9984
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|The Cyber Hymnal #9984||God Is A Spirit, Great And Just||God is a spirit, great and just||MAINZER||Henry Ware, Jr.||LM||"The Incomprehensibility of Deity," 1811|