Supreme and universal light

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Supreme and universal Light!
Fountain of reason! Judge of right!
Parent of good! whose blessings flow
On all above, and all below:

Assist us, Lord, to act, to be,
What nature and Thy laws decree;
Worthy that intellectual flame,
Which from Thy breathing spirit came.

Our moral freedom to maintain,
Bid passion serve, and reason reign,
Self-poised and independent still
On this world’s varying good or ill.

No slave to profit, shame, or fear,
O, may our steadfast bosoms bear
The stamp of heaven,—an upright heart,
Above the mean disguise of art!

May our expanded souls disclaim
The narrow view, the selfish aim;
But with a Christian zeal embrace
Whate’er is friendly to our race.

O Father! grace and virtue grant;
No more we wish, no more we want:
To know, to serve Thee, and to love,
Is peace below,—is bliss above.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #44

Author: Henry Moore

Moore, Henry, 1732-1802. Son of a Presbyterian minister of the same name at Plymouth. Educated at Doddridge's Academy at Northampton, from 1757 to 1788 minister at Modbury, and then at Liskeard. Author of Lyrical and Miscellaneous Poems, published posthumously with a memoir by Dr. Aikin. Of his hymns, which are frequent in the books later than Kippis, the Dukinfield Collection, 1822, gives 5. 1. All earthly charms, however dear. The unfading beauty of holiness. 2. Amidst a world of hopes and fears. A prayer for guidance. 3. Assist us, Lord, to act, to be. Divine Help Solicited. 4. My God, thy boundless love I praise. The divine Love. 5. Soft are the fruitful showers that bring. A song of spring and New Life.… Go to person page >

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