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The Nature and Attributes of God - Supremacy


Keep silence all created things,
And wait your Maker's nod;
My soul stands trembling while she sings
The honors of her God.

Life, death, and hell, and worlds unknown,
Hang on His firm decree;
He sits on no precarious throne,
Nor borrows leave TO BE.

Chained to His throne a volume lies,
With all the fates of men,
With every angel's form and size,
Drawn by the eternal pen.

His providence unfolds the book,
And makes His counsels shine;
Each opening leaf, and every stroke,
Fulfils some deep design.

Here He exalts neglected worms
To sceptres and a crown;
And there the following page He turns,
And treads the monarch down.

Not Gabriel asks the reason why,
Nor God the reason gives;
Nor dares the favorite angel pry
Between the folded leaves.

My God, I would not long to see
My fate with curious eyes;
What gloomy lines are writ for me,
Or what bright scenes may rise.

In Thy fair book of life and grace,
O may I find my name
Recorded in some humble place,
Beneath my Lord the Lamb.

Isaac Watts 
Gadsby's Selection of Hymns for Public Worship
(London, 1838)
Pages 19-20

(See: Deuteronomy 32:39; 1 Chronicles 29:11-12; 2 Chronicles 20:6; Job 23:13-14; Psalms 103:19; Psalms 115:3; Psalms 135:5-6; Proverbs 16:9; Proverbs 20:24; Proverbs 21:1; Isaiah 46:9-10; Jeremiah 10:23; Daniel 4:34-35; Matthew 11:25-26; Romans 9:15-21; 11:33-36; Ephesians 1:11; James 4:13-15; Revelation 19:6).

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