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Great Former of this various frame Our




Great Former of this various frame,
Our souls adore Thine awful Name;
And bow and tremble while they praise
The Ancient of eternal days.


Thou, Lord, with unsurprised survey,
Sawíst nature rising yesterday;
And, as tomorrow, shall Thine eye
See earth and stars in ruin lie.


Beyond an angelís vision bright,
Thou dwellíst in self existent light;
Which shines, with undiminished ray,
While suns and worlds in smoke decay.


Our days a transient period run,
And change with every circling sun;
And, in the firmest state we boast,
A moth can crush us into dust.


But let the creatures fall around;
Let death consign us to the ground;
Let the last general flame arise,
And melt the arches of the skies:


Calm as the summerís ocean, we
Can all the wreck of nature see,
While grace secures us an abode,
Unshaken as the throne of God.


---Alternative verses---


Before thine infinite survey
Creations rose as yesterday;
And, as tomorrow, shall Thine eye
See earth and stars in ruin lie.


Beyond the highest angelís sight
Thou dwellest in eternal light;
Which shines, with undiminished ray,
While suns and systems waste away.


Our days a transient period run,
And change with every circling sun;
And while to lengthened years we trust,
Before the moth we sink to dust.


But let the creatures fall around;
Let death consign us to the ground;
Let the last general flame arise,
And the last trumpet shake the skies;


Yet calmly, as thy children, we
May all the wreck of nature see;
While grace secures us an abode,
Unshaken as the throne of God.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Ps 102:27; Is 45:18;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1851# 102
      1853# 180
      MUSIC
      Name: ARIZONA
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 910Bb
        # 532F
        # 474F
        # 341F
        # 430 No key
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)

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