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To fathom this my thoughts I bent but




To fathom this my thoughts I bent,
but found the case too hard for me;
Till to the house of God I went,
then I their end did plainly see.


How high soe'er advanced, they all
on slipp'ry places loosely, stand;
Thence into ruin headlong fall,
cast down by thy avenging hand.


How dreadful and how quick their fate!
Despised by thee when they're destroyed;
As waking men. with scorn do treat
the fancies that their dreams employed.


Thus was my heart with grief oppressed,
my dreams were racked with restless pains;
So stupid was I, like a beast,,
who no reflecting thought retains.


Yet still thy presence me; supplied,
and thy right hand assistance gave:
Thou first shalt with thy counsel guide,
and then to glory me receive.


Whom then in heav'n, but thee alone,
have I, whose favor I require
Throughout the spacious earth there's none
that I besides thee can desire.


My trembling flesh and acing heart
may often fail to, succor me,
But God shall inward strength impart,
And my eternal portion be.


For they that far from thee remove,
shall into sudden ruin fall;
If after other gods they rove,
thy vengeance shall destroy them all.


But as for me, 'tis good and just
that I should still to God repair;
In him I always put my trust,
and will His wondrous works declare.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Ps 73:16-28;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1821# 73
      MUSIC
      Name: MAINZER
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: c.1845
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