The humble enlightened, and carnal reason humbled. Luke 10:21,22.
There was an hour when Christ rejoiced,
And spoke his joy in words of praise:
|Father, I thank thee, mighty God,
Lord of the earth, and heav'ns, and seas.
|I thank thy sovereign power and love
That crowns my doctrine with success,
And makes the babes in knowledge learn
The heights, and breadths, and lengths of grace.
|But all this glory lies concealed
From men of prudence and of wit;
The prince of darkness blinds their eyes,
And their own pride resists the light.
|Father, 'tis thus, because thy will
Chose and ordained it should be so;
'Tis thy delight t' abase the proud,
And lay the haughty scorner low.
|There's none can know the Father right
But those who learn it from the Son;
Nor can the Son be well received
But where the Father makes him known.|
Then let our souls adore our God,
Who deals his graces as he please;
Nor gives to mortals an account
Or of his actions or decrees.