Hast Thou Not Known (St. Magnus)
by Jeremiah Clark
Hast thou not known, hast thou not heart
That firm remains on high
The everlasting thronw of Him
Who formed the earth and sky!
Art thou afraid His power shall fail
When comes thy evil day?
And can an allcreating arm
Grow weary or decay?
Supreme in wisdom as in power,
The Rock of ages stands;
Though Him thou canst not see, nor trace,
The working of His hands.
He gives the conquest to the weak,
Supports the fainting heart;
And courage in the evil hour
His heavenly aids impart.
Mere human power shall fast decay,
And youthful vigor cease;
But they who wait upon the Lord
In strength shall still increase.
They with unwearied feet shall tread
The path of life divine,
With growing ardor onward move,
With growing brightness shine.
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