337. Eternal Power, whose high abode

1 Eternal Power, whose high abode
Becomes the grandeur of a God:
In vain the loftiest angel tries
To reach thy height with wondering eyes.

2 Thy dazzling glories while he sings,
He hides his face beneath his wings;
Seraphs that most with ardor glow,
Still at an humble distance bow.

3 Earth from afar has heard thy fame,
And worms have learned to lisp thy name;
But oh, the glories of thy mind
Leave all our soaring thoughts behind.

4 God is in heaven and man below;
Soft be our strains, our words be few;
A sacred reverence checks our songs,
And praise sits trembling on our tongues.

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First Line: Eternal Power, whose high abode
Author: Watts
Meter: L. M.
Publication Date: 1873
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: General Praise; God Exalted Above all Praise
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