639. Strong Son of God, immortal Love

1 Strong Son of God, immortal Love,
Whom we, that have not seen Thy face,
By faith, and faith alone, embrace,
Believing where we cannot prove;

2 Our little systems have their day;
They have their day and cease to be;
They are but broken lights of Thee,
And Thou, O Lord, art more than they.

3 We have but faith: we cannot know;
For knowledge is of things we see;
And yet we trust it comes from Thee,
A beam in darkness: let it grow.

4 Let knowledge grow from more to more,
But more of reverence in us dwell;
That mind and soul, according well,
May make one music as before.

Text Information
First Line: Strong Son of God, immortal Love
Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1809-1892
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: Faith: And Knowledge; Seasons and Occasions; Knowledge (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Dr. J. B. Dykes, 1823-1876
Meter: L.M.
Key: D Major

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