Hymns for the Amusement of Children (1791)/Knowledge of God
APPENDIX TO THE HYMNS for CHILDREN.
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.