Lord, My Weak Thought in Vain Would Climb   1 comment

Christ Pantocrator

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1911), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Words (1858) by Ray Palmer (1808-1887), U.S. Congregationalist minister


1.  Lord, my weak thought in vain would climb

To search the starry vault profound;

In vain would wing her flight sublime

To find creation’s utmost bound.

2.  But weaker yet that thought must prove

To search Thy great eternal plan,

Thy sovereign counsels, born of love

Long ages ere the world began.

3.  When my dim reason would demand

Why that, or this, Thou dost ordain,

By some vast deep I seem to stand,

Whose secrets I must ask in vain.

4.  When doubts disturb my troubled breast,

And all is dark as night to me,

Here, as on solid rock, I rest,–

That so it seemeth good to Thee.

5.  Be this my joy, that evermore

Thou rulest all things at Thy will;

Thy sovereign wisdom I adore,

And calmly, sweetly, trust Thee still.

Posted September 21, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Praise of God/Seeking God 1800s, The Hymnal (1911)

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