Friday, March 17, 2023

Rend the heavens!

376 C. M.
To God all things are possible.

O THAT thou wouldst the heavens rend,
   In majesty come down,—
   Streteh out thine arm omnipotent,
   And seize me for thine own.

2 Descend, and let thy lightnings burn
   The stubble of thy foe;
   My sins o’erturn, o’erturn, o’erturn,
   And make the mountains flow.

3 Thou my impetuous spirit guide,
   And curb my headstrong will;
   Thou only canst drive back the tide,
   And bid the sun stand still.

4 What though I cannot break my chain,
   Or e’er throw off my load;
   The things impossible to men,
   Are possible for God.
                  Charles Wesley
                  Methodist Episcopal hymnal (1870 edition)

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