464: O GOD, how wide Thy glory shinesby I Watts (1674-1748)
1 O GOD, how wide Thy glory shines,
How high Thy wonders rise!
Known through the earth by thousand signs,
By thousands through the skies.
2 But when we view Thy love's design
To save rebellious worms,
Where vengeance and compassion join
In their divinest forms;
3 Here Thy full character is shown,
Nor dares a creature guess
Which of the glories brighter shone ---
The justice or the grace.
4 Now the full glories of the Lamb
Adorn the heavenly throne,
While saints on earth that know His name
Their Lord and Saviour own.
5 How blest are we who have a part
In that immortal song!
Wonder and joy become our heart,
And praise and thanks our tongue.
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