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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book, 1918012
God Is a Name My Soul AdoresRev. Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
012aSanta TrinitaEmilio V. Pieraccini (1833-1902)Long Meter (
012bWarehamWilliam Knapp (1698-1768)Long Meter (

1God is a name my soul adores,
The almighty Three, the eternal One;
Nature and grace, with all their powers,
Confess the Infinite Unknown.
2Thy voice produced the sea and spheres,
Bade the waves roar, the planets shine;
But nothing like Thyself appears
Through all these spacious works of Thine.
3Still restless nature dies and grows,
From change to change the creatures run;
Thy being no succession knows,
And all Thy vast designs are one.
4A glance of Thine runs through the globe,
Rules the bright worlds, and moves their frame;
Of light Thou form’st Thy dazzling robe,
Thy ministers are living flame.
5How shall polluted mortals dare
To sing Thy glory or Thy grace?
Beneath Thy feet we lie afar,
And see but shadows of Thy face.
6Who can behold the blazing light?
Who can approach consuming flame?
None but Thy wisdom knows Thy might,
None but Thy Word can speak Thy name. Amen.
Psalm5:11But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
Psalm119:132Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.
Psalm147:5Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.