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GOD Appears most Glorious IN OUR Salvation by CHRIST.

1 FAther, how wide thy Glory shines!
2 How high thy Wonders rise!
3 Known thro' the Earth by thousand Signs,
4 By thousand thro' the Skies.
5 Those mighty Orbs proclaim thy Power,
6 Their Motions speak thy Skill;
7 And on the Wings of every Hour
8 We read thy Patience still.
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9 Part of thy Name Divinely stands
10 On all thy Creatures writ;
11 They show the Labour of thine Hands,
12 Or Impress of thy Feet.
13 But when We view thy Strange Design
14 To save Rebellious Worms,
15 Where Vengeance and Compassion joyn
16 In their Divinest Forms:
17 Our Thoughts are lost in Reverend Awe,
18 We Love and we Adore;
19 The tallest Angel never saw
20 So much of God before.
21 Here the whole Deity is known,
22 Nor dares a Creature guess
23 Which of the Glories brightest shone,
24 The Justice or the Grace.
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25 When we transgress'd the Fathers Laws,
26 The dying Son atones;
27 Oh the Dear Mysteries of his Cross!
28 The Triumph of his Groans!
29 Now the full Glories of the Lamb
30 Adorn the Heavenly Plains;
31 And the Young Cherubs learn his Name,
32 And try their choicest Strains.
33 O may I bear some humble Part
34 In that Immortal Song;
35 Wonder and Joy shall tune my Heart,
36 And Love command my Tongue.


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Title (in Source Edition): GOD Appears most Glorious IN OUR Salvation by CHRIST.
Author: Isaac Watts
Themes: God; religion
Genres: hymn

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Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Horæ lyricæ: Poems, chiefly of the lyric kind. In two books. ... By I. Watts. London: Printed by S. and D. Bridge, for John Lawrence at the Sign of the Angel in the Poultrey. MDCCVI., 1706, pp. 7-9. [20],267,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T82397; OTA K067329.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library.)

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