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And there his awe-struck soul before
And now before his ravish'd eyes,
O Lord, the power baptism al give
All glory and dominion
The sun shall be ashamed when the Lord of hosts shall reign in Mount Zion, and before His ancients gloriously.-Is. xxiv.
Bring, happy day, to light
In envious silence hath so long been stealing;
The Son of man His glory was revealing :
The full irradiance flows,
With snowy light His fiery garments blending:
From the bright cloud in majesty descending :
With low-brow'd awe profound,
The Lord of all is in His holy hill;
While all the listening world is still,
O Lord my God, Thou art become exceeding glorious, Thou art clothed with majesty and honour. Thou deckest Thyself with light as it were with a garment.—Psalm civ.
How strongly and how sweetly still
And gently prove;
'Tis both in love.
The Father calls, and for Thy sake
And, through Heaven's door,
That go before.
What saith the Father, speaking loud ? And what the Son beneath the cloud ?
Now all are gone, The shadows fleet, around again Silence keeps watch, there doth remain
The truth alone.
Again Thou dost Thy form resume,
And thence descend
Unto the end.
O Christ, who now Thyself dost hide, May faith our darkling spirits guide,
And firmly hold, That when these fleshly vessels break, We of Thy goodness may partake,
And Thce behold.