1 Great God! thy penetrating eye
Pervades my inmost powers;
With awe profound my wondering soul
Falls prostrate and adores.
2 To be encompassed round with God,
The Holy and the Just,
Armed with omnipotence to save
Or crush me to the dust--
3 Oh, how tremendous is the thought!
Deep may it be impressed;
And may thy Spirit firmly grave
This truth within my breast.
4 Begirt with thee, my fearless soul
The gloomy vale shall tread;
And thou wilt bind the immortal crown
Of glory on my head.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #65