Hymns for the Amusement of Children (1791)/Knowledge of God

APPENDIX TO THE HYMNS for CHILDREN.


HYMN I.

KNOWLEDGE of GOD.

Shine forth, eternal Source of Light,
And make thy glories known;
Fill my enlarg'd, adoring sight
With lustre all thine own.

5 Vain are the charms, and faint the rays
The brightest creatures boast;
And all their grandeur and their praise
Are in thy presence lost.

To know the Author of our frame
10 Is our sublimest skill:
True science is to read thy Name,
True life t'obey thy will.

Notes


This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.