Great God, to me the sight affordAuthor: Charles Wesley
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1. Great God! to me the sight afford
To him of old allowed;
And let my faith behold its Lord
Descending in a cloud.
2. In that revealing Spirit come down,
Thine attributes proclaim,
And to my inmost soul make known
The glories of Thy name.
3. Jehovah, Christ, I Thee adore,
Who gav’st my soul to be!
Fountain of being, and of power,
And great in majesty.
4. The Lord, the mighty God, Thou art;
But let me rather prove
That name in-spoken to my heart,
That favorite name of Love.
5. Merciful God, Thyself proclaim
In this polluted breast;
Mercy is Thy distinguished name,
Which suits a sinner best.
6. Our misery doth for pity call,
Our sin implores Thy grace;
And Thou art merciful to all
Our lost, apostate race.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1755
Great God, to me the sight afford. C.Wesley. [God, on Sinai.] The cento which is known by this opening line is compiled from C. Wesley's Short Hymns, &c, 1762, as follows:—
Stanzas i., ii., Short Hymns, vol. i., No. 166. Stanzas iii., iv., Short Hymns, vol. i., No. 167. Stanzas v., vi., Short Hymns, vol. i., No. 168.
The hymn given as the second part of the same, "Thy ceaseless, unexhausted love," is composed of:—
Stanzas i., ii., Short Hymns, vol. i., No. 169. Stanzas iii., iv., Short Hymns, vol. i., No. 170. Stanza v., vi., Short Hymns, vol. i, No. 171.
These two centos were given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, as Nos. 240, 241. They are repeated in several collections in Great Britain and America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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