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LO! God is here! let us adore,

By A Collection of Hymns

      6-8s. Genesis xxviii. 16, 17.
      1 LO! God is here! let us adore,
      And own how dreadful is this place!
      Let all within us feel his power,
      And silent bow before his face;
      Who know his power, his grace who prove,
      Serve him with awe, with reverence love.

      2 Lo! God is here! him day and night
      The united choirs of angels sing;
      To him, enthroned above all height,
      Heaven's host their noblest praises bring;
      Disdain not, Lord, our meaner song,
      Who praise thee with a stammering tongue.

      3 Gladly the toys of earth we leave,
      Wealth, pleasure, fame, for thee alone;
      To thee our will, soul, flesh, we give,
      O take, O seal them for thine own!
      Thou art the God, thou art the Lord;
      Be thou by all thy works adored.

      4 Being of beings! may our praise
      Thy courts with grateful fragrance fill;
      Still may we stand before thy face,
      Still hear and do thy sovereign will;
      To thee may all our thoughts arise,
      Ceaseless, accepted sacrifice.

      5 ln thee we move all things of thee
      Are full, thou source and life of all;
      Thou vast unfathomable sea!
      (Fall prostrate, lost in wonder fall,
      Ye sons of men, for God is man!)
      All may we lose, so thee we gain.

      6 As flowers their opening leaves display,
      And glad drink in the solar fire,
      So may we catch thy every ray,
      So may thy influence us inspire;
      Thou beam of the eternal beam,
      Thou purging fire, thou quickening, flame.

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