Song of Life

Not in darkness nor in mystery

Author: Neil Barham (2007)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. Not in darkness nor in mystery,
No depth of heart or mind,
Nowhere in heav’n or earth or hell
Can I run and Thou not find;
Transcendent thoughts too deep for me
Surround on every side.
Thy mighty wisdom, O my God,
Moves ocean, wind and tide.

2. With skillful and with hidden hand
Thou workest in the womb,
And there, in dark and tiny space,
Makest unseen life to bloom.
Fashioned fearfully and wonderf’ly,
Thy knowledge to display,
Thine image bearer grows in night
Which is to Thee as day.

3. How I love Thy wisdom and Thy thoughts
Unnumbered as the sands.
I joy that all my earthly trials
Are written by Thy hands.
And I trust that strong benevolence
That never leaves my side—
Thy holy, gracious presence is
My treasure and my guide.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6213

Author: Neil Barham

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Text Information

First Line: Not in darkness nor in mystery
Title: Song of Life
Author: Neil Barham (2007)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Released to the public domain


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