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In 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.
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.
GERHARD TERSTEEGEN, Translated by John Wesley.
JEREMIAH xxix. 13. 1X verses out of sixteen, admirably
selected, and turning a long, diffuse composition into an effective Hymn.
As a specimen of what has been omitted we subjoin the last double stanza of the original :
'Stablish, Lord, our hearts with grace,
Conquerors through Thy matchless love." We have restored the original reading in one or two places where the hymn-books have generally altered it. Dr. Rogers gives the whole in Lyra Britannica.
Ye people of His choice ; Stand up and bless the Lord your God,
With heart and soul and voice.