Christ My Song - 744
Father, thou needest not our praise - Old hymn of praise
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Old hymn of praise.
(From the Latin.)
“Nil laudibus nostris eges,
sed filios amas, Pater.”
2. The silence of the awful night
singeth thy wisdom's depths above;
the splendour of the day proclaims
the boundless radiance of thy love.
3. O'erwhelmed with miracles like these,
the mind gives way, the voice departs;
yet love refuses to be dumb,
glowing within our heart of hearts.
4. Let it break forth in mindful song,
nor, Father, in thy praise be dumb,
O thou who this life's ills dost soothe,
and pledgest the rewards to come.
5. To these our loving spirits turn,
but the weak flesh doth earthward tend –
Jesus, the path that leads to thee
help us to follow to the end!
Horatius Bonar, "Until the Day break", 1890, 141-142.