Scripture Verse

Canst thou by searching find out God? Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? Job 11:7


Charles Wesley

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns 1762.

Music: St. Le­on­ard (Hiles) Hen­ry Hiles, 1867 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Henry Hiles


Shall foolish, weak, short-sighted man
Beyond archangels go,
The great Almighty God explain,
Or to perfection know?
His attributes divinely soar
Above the creature’s sight,
And prostrate seraphim adore
The glorious Infinite.

Jehovahs everlasting days,
They cannot numbered be;
Incomprehensible the space
Of Thine immensity;
Thy wisdom’s depths by reason’s line
In vain we strive to sound,
Or stretch our laboring thought to assign
Omnipotence a bound.

The brightness of Thy glories leave
Description far below;
Nor man, nor angel’s heart conceives
How deep Thy mercies flow;
Thy love is most unsearchable,
And dazzles all above;
They gaze, but cannot count or tell
The treasures of Thy love!