Christ My Song - 1017
My God! how wonderful thou art - Our Heavenly Father
(Frederick William Faber/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Our Heavenly Father.
2. How dread are thine eternal years,
O everlasting Lord!
By prostrate spirits day and night
3. How beautiful, how beautiful
the sight of thee must be,
thine endless wisdom, boundless power,
and awful purity!
4. Oh how I fear thee, living God!
with deepest, tenderest fears,
and worship thee with trembling hope,
and penitential tears.
5. Yet may I love thee too, O Lord!
almighty as thou art,
for thou hast stooped to ask of me
the love of my poor heart.
6. Oh then this worse than worthless heart
in pity deign to take,
and make it love thee, for thyself
and for thy glory's sake.
7. No earthly father loves like thee,
no mother half so mild
bears and forbears, as thou hast done,
with me thy sinful child.
8. Only to sit and think of God,
oh what a joy it is!
To think the thought, to breathe the Name,
earth has no higher bliss!
Frederick William Faber, Hymns Selected from Faber, 1875, 9-11.