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GO worship at Emmanuel’s feet,

See, in His Name what wonders meet;

Earth is too narrow to express

His worth, His glory and His grace.

The whole creation can afford,

But some faint shadow of my Lord:

Nature, to make His beauties known,

Must mingle colors not her own.


Is He a Fountain? There I’ll bathe,

And heal the plague of sin and death,

These waters all my soul renew,

And cleanse my spotted garments too.

Is He a Sun? His beams are grace,

His course is joy and righteousness.

Is He a Tree? The world receives

Salvation from His healing leaves.


Is He a Rose? Not Sharon yields

Such fragrancy in all her fields.

Or if the Lily He assume

The valleys bless the rich perfume;

Is He a Star? He breaks the night

And spreads for all the dawning light.

I know His glories from afar,

I know the bright, the Morning Star.


Is He the Way? He leads to God,

The path is drawn in line of blood!

There would I walk with hope and zeal,

Till I arrive at Zion’s hill.

Is He a Door? I’ll enter in,

Behold the pastures large and green,

A Paradise divinely fair,

And all. the saints have freedom there.


Is He a Rock? How firm He proves!

The Rock of Ages never moves:

Yet the sweet streams that from Him flow,

Attend us all the desert through.

Nor earth, nor seas, nor sun, nor stars,

Nor heaven His full resemblance bears

His beauties we can never trace,

Till we behold Him face to face.


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