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"No God For Me!" The Fool Exclaims

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1 "No God for me!" the fool exclaims,
And half believes the wish he frames.
’Twere well there was no God for them,
Whom God exists but to condemn.

2 Plunged in the desperate depths of sin,
Debased without, corrupt within,
What wonder men should wish to fly
An awful omnipresent eye?

3 Yet Jesus from His throne above
Holds out the scepter of His love,
And offers peace to them, to all
That contrite at His feet will fall.

4 Rise, Sun of righteousness, and fling
A brighter morning from Thy wing;
The mourner cheer, the captive free,
And win Thy wanderers all to Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9838

Author: Henry F. Lyte

Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighbourhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother cler… Go to person page >

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First Line: "No God for me!" the fool exclaims
Title: "No God For Me!" The Fool Exclaims
Author: Henry F. Lyte
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9838
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