O God, thou bottomless abyss, Thee to perfection who can know?Author: John Wesley
Published in 50 hymnals
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1 O GOD, thou bottomless abyss!
Thee to perfection who can know?
O height immense! what words suffice,
Thy countless attributes to show?
2 Greatness unspeakable is thine;
Greatness, whose undiminished ray,
When short-lived worlds are lost, shall shine,
When earth and heaven are fled away.
3 Unchangeable, all-perfect Lord,
Essential life's unbounded sea,
What lives and moves, lives by thy word,
It lives, and moves, and is, from thee.
4 High is thy power above all height;
Whate'er thy will decrees is done;
Thy wisdom, equal to thy might,
Only to thee, O God, is known!
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #48
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #54||O God, thy being who can sound?||O God, thy being who can sound?||VOM HIMMEL HOCH||Ernst Lange||1983|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4915||O God, Thou Bottomless Abyss||O God, Thou bottomless abyss||WARRINGTON||Ernst Lange; John Wesley||LM||<cite>Neues geistreiches Gesangbuch</cite>, by Johann A. Freylinghausen, 1714; translation in <cite>Collection of Psalms and Hymns</cite> (Charleston, South Carolina: 1737), number 16|