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How wondrous great how glorious bright




How wondrous great, how glorious bright,
must our Creator be,
who dwells amidst the dazzling light
of vast infinity!


Our soaring spirits upwards rise
toward the celestial throne;
fain would we see the blessed Three,
and the Almighty One.


Our reason stretches all its wings,
and climbs above the skies;
but still how far beneath thy feet
our lowly reason lies!


Lord, here we bend our humble souls,
And awfully adore;
For the weak pinions of our mind
Can stretch a thought no more.


While angels strain their nobler powers,
and sweep the immortal string,
in humble notes our faith adores
the great mysterious King.


The glories infinitely rise
Above our labouring tongue;
In vain the highest seraph tries
To form an equal song.


In humble notes our faith adores
The great mysterious King,
While angels strain their nobler powers,
And sweep the immortal string.


---Alternative verses---


How wondrous great, how glorious bright,
must our Creator be,
who dwells amidst the dazzling light
of an eternal day!


Our reason stretches all its wings,
and climbs above the skies;
but still how far beneath thy feet
our grovelling reason lies!


Lord, here we bend our humble souls,
In awe and love adore;
For the weak pinions of our mind
Can stretch a thought no more.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: 2 Pe 1:16;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1992# 126
      # 87
      1982# 369
      1866# 184
      MUSIC
      Name: WINDSOR
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1533,1591
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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