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THE GLORIES of GOD Exceed all Worship.

1 ETERNAL Power! whose high Abode
2 Becomes the Grandeur of a God;
3 Infinite Lengths beyond the Bounds
4 Where the Skies roll their little Rounds.
5 The lowest Step about thy Seat
6 Rises too high for Gabriel's Feet,
7 In vain the tall Arch-Angel tries
8 To reach thine height with wondring Eyes.
9 Thy dazling Beauties whilst he Sings
10 He hides his Face behind his Wings,
11 And Ranks of Shining Thrones around
12 Fall Worshipping, and spread the Ground.
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13 Lord, what shall Earth and Ashes do!
14 We would adore our Maker too,
15 From Sin and Dust to thee we cry
16 The Great, the Holy, and the High.
17 Earth from afar has heard thy Fame,
18 And Worms have learnt to lisp thy Name.
19 But, O, the Glories of thy Mind
20 Leave all our soaring Thoughts behind.
21 God is in Heaven, and Men below,
22 Short be our Tunes, our Words be few;
23 A Sacred Reverence checks our Songs,
24 And Praise sits silent on our Tongues.


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Title (in Source Edition): THE GLORIES of GOD Exceed all Worship.
Author: Isaac Watts
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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. 110-111. [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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