1 The world may boast the brilliant light
Of science, which oft deceives;
But oft, in clouds of error’s night
Her dazzled votaries she leaves.
2 What shall man’s intellect avail,
When God His judgments shall display?
How soon its boasted power shall fail
Before the terrors of that day.
3 Jesus! Thy words alone impart
Eternal truth and sure repose;
No doubts shall overwhelm the heart,
Which Thee and Thy salvation knows.
4 How precious to my thirsting soul
The truths Thy sacred words convey;
Mighty to strengthen and console,
And which shall never pass away.
5 Here will I rest, beneath Thy cross,
Where faith the way of life discerns,
And counting all things else but loss,
My soul eternal wisdom learns.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10506
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|The Cyber Hymnal #10506||The World May Boast The Brilliant Light||The world may boast the brilliant light||ARIZONA||Jane E. Arnold; H. A. César Malan, 1787-1864||LM||<cite>Lyra Evangelica</cite> (London: John F. Shaw,1866)|