And Now the Wants Are Told That Brought   2 comments


Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Dahlonega, Georgia, July 14, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Words (1866) by William Bright (1824-1901)

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927), Presbyterian


1.  And now the wants are told that brought

Thy children to Thy knee;

Here, lingering still, we ask for nought,

But simply worship Thee.

2.  For Thou art God, the One, the Same,

O’er all things high and bright;

And round us, when we speak Thy Name,

There spreads a heaven of light.

3.  O wondrous peace, in thought to dwell

On excellence divine,

To know that nought in man can tell

How fair Thy beauties shine!

4.  O Thou, above all blessing blest,

O’er thanks exalted far,

Thy very greatness is a rest

To weaklings as we are;

5.  For when we feel the praise of Thee

A task beyond our powers,

We say, “A perfect God is He,

And is fully ours.”

6.  All glory to the Father be,

All glory to the Son,

All glory, Holy Ghost to Thee,

While endless ages run.

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