Great God, amid the darksome night

Author: Samuel Stennett
Published in 16 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Great God, amid the darksome night,
Thy glories dart upon my sight,
While, wrapt in wonder, I behold
The silver moon and stars of glod.

2 But when I see the sun arise,
And pour his glories o'er the skies,
In more stupendous forms I view
Thy greatness and thy goodness too.

3 Thy sun of suns, whose dazzling light
Tries and confounds an angel's sight,
How shall I glance mine eye at thee
In all thy vast immensity?

4 Yet I may be allow'd to trace
The distant shadow of thy face,
As in the pale and sickly moon
We trace the image of the sun.

5 In every work thy hands have made
Thy power and wisdom are display'd;
But, O! what glories all divine
In my incarnate Savior thine!

6 He is my sun, beneath his wings
My soul securely sits and sings;
And there enjoys like those above,
The balmy influence of thy love.

7 O may the vital strength and heat
His cheering beams communicate,
Enable me my course to run
With the same vigor as the sun!

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CXCIX

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Great God, amid the darksome night
Title: Sun
Author: Samuel Stennett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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