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The Primitive Methodist Hymnal, 1889019
Father, How Wide Thy Glory ShinesRev. Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
019TottenhamThomas Greatorex (1758-1831)Common Meter (

1Father, how wide Thy glory shines,
How high Thy wonders rise!
Known through the earth by thousand signs,
By thousands through the skies.
2Those mighty orbs proclaim Thy power,
Their motions speak Thy skill;
And on the wings of every hour,
We read Thy patience still.
3Part of Thy name divinely stands
On all Thy creatures writ;
They show the labor of Thy hands
Or impress of Thy feet:
4But when we view Thy strange design,
To save rebellious worms,
Where vengeance and compassion join
In their divinest forms,–
5Our thoughts are lost in reverent awe,
We love and we adore:
The first archangel never saw
So much of God before.
6Here the whole Deity is known,
Nor dares a creature guess
Which of the glories brighter shone,
The justice or the grace.
7Now the full glories of the Lamb
Adorn the heavenly plains;
Bright seraphs learn Immanuel’s name,
And try their choicest strains.
8O may I bear some humble part
In that immortal song!
Wonder and joy shall tune my heart,
And love command my tongue.
Job26:14Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
Psalm8:1O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
Psalm19:1The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Isaiah6:3And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
Ezekiel43:2And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.
Zechariah14:20In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD's house shall be like the bowls before the altar.
Romans1:19,2019 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Romans11:33-3633 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? 35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
Ephesians2:5-85 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

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