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The Primitive Methodist Hymnal, 1889004
God Only Wise, and Great, and StrongRev. Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
004MainzerJoseph Mainzer (1801-1851)Long Meter (

1God only wise, and great, and strong,
Hath made the orbs to run their race;
Knowledge and might to God belong,
Honor, and majesty, and praise.
2Jehovah is unchangeable,
His ways and thoughts are not as ours;
He cheers the languid souls that fail,
And quickens all their drooping powers.
3Gently He lifts the fallen up,
He gives them faith, and faith’s increase,
Revives their feeble dying hope,
And fills with love, and joy, and peace.
4Blasted, the vigor of the young
Shall fade, and suddenly decay;
The bold, and confident, and strong,
Shall fear, despair, and die away.
5But they who wait upon the Lord
Shall surely find His promise true,
Receive the quickening powerful word,
And, born of God, their strength renew.
6Their willing souls, from sin set free,
Shall swiftly in His statutes move,
Shall walk in glorious liberty,
Shall fly upon the wings of love.
Romans16:27To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
Jude1:25To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

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