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O God of good the unfathomed sea Who




O God, of good
the unfathomed Sea!
Who would not give
his heart to Thee?
Who would not love Thee
with his might?
O Jesus, Lover of mankind,
Who would not his
whole soul and mind,
With all his strength, to Thee unite?


Thou shiníst with everlasting rays;
Before the insufferable blaze
Angels with both wings
veil their eyes:
Yet free as air Thy bounty streams
On all Thy works: Thy mercy beams
Diffusive as Thy sunís arise.


Astonished at Thy frowning brow,
Earth, hell, and heavenís
strong pillars bow;
Terrible majesty is Thine.
Who then can that vast love express
Which bows Thee down to me,
who less
Than nothing am,
till Thou art mine?


High throned upon
heavenís eternal hill,
In number, weight, and measure still
Thou sweetly orderest all that is:
And yet Thou deigníst
to come to me,
And guide my steps,
that I, with Thee
Enthroned, may reign
in endless bliss.


Fountain of good,
all blessing flows,
From Thee; no want
Thy fullness knows;
What but Thyself canst Thou desire?
Yet, self-sufficient as Thou art,
Thou dost desire my worthless heart;
This, only this, dost Thou require.


Primeval Beauty! In Thy sight
The first-born, fairest sons of light
See all their brightest glories fade:
What then to me
Thine eyes could turnó
In sin conceived, of woman bornó
A worm, a leaf, a blast, a shade?


Hellís armies tremble at Thy nod,
And trembling own
the Almighty God,
Sovereign of earth, hell, air, and sky:
But who is this that comes from far,
Whose garments rolled
in blood appear?
ĎTis God made Man,
for man to die!


O God, of good
the unfathomed Sea!
Who would not give
his heart to Thee?
Who would not love Thee
with his might?
O Jesus, Lover of mankind,
Who would not
his whole soul and mind,
With all his strength, to Thee unite?

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1668,1739
      Bible Refs: Ps 34:8; Jer 30:21;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1904# 494
      1954# 67
      1954# 4
      1986# 10
      1925# 261
      MUSIC
      Name: DRESDEN (LUCERNE)
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 8 8
        8 8 8 8 8 8

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