1 Supreme of beings, with delight
Our eyes survey this heav’nly sight;
And trace with admiration sweet
The beaming splendors of Thy feet.
2 Jasper and sapphire strive in vain
To paint the glories of Thy train;
Thy robes all stream eternal light,
Too powerful for a cherub’s sight.
3 Yet round Thy throne the rainbow shines,
Fair emblem of Thy kind designs:
Bright pledge, that speaks Thy covenant sure
Long as Thy kingdom shall endure.
4 No more shall deluges of woe
Thy new-created world o’erflow;
Jesus, our sun, His beams displays,
And gilds the clouds with beauteous rays.
5 No gems so bright, no forms so fair;
Mercy and truth full triumph there:
Thy saints shall bless the peaceful sign,
When stars and suns forget to shine.
6 E’en here, while storms and gloomy shade
And horrors all the scene o’erspread,
Faith views the throne with piercing eye,
And boasts, the rainbow still is nigh.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11328
|First Line:||Supreme of beings, with delight|
|Title:||Supreme Of Beings, With Delight|
|Author:||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751|
|Source:||Published posthumously in Hymns, Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures by Job Orton (Shropshire, England: Joshua Eddowes & John Cotton, 1755)|
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