1. God most high, in might excelling,
All creation’s Lord art thou;
Countless worlds thy praise are swelling,
Countless saints in homage bow;
Bending here before thy throne,
Thee we worship, thee alone.
2. Light supreme, thy beams descending,
Fill with lustre ev’ry star;
Flaming meteors, far wending,
Streams of thine effulgence are,
Though these lights of time may wane,
Changeless shall thy light remain.
3. Spring of life, forever flowing,
All the living live in thee;
Tides of life from thee outgoing,
Rise and ebb by thy decree;
Life eternal, life thou art;
Unto us thy life impart.
4. Love divine, thy mercy tending
All the creatures thou hast made,
And our sinful race befriending,
Has thine inmost heart displayed:
Beauteous is thine image formed
In the hearts by love transformed.
5. God most high, in might excelling–
Light supreme, that lightest all,
Spring of life, with light o’er-welling–
Love divine, enriching all–
Give us strength, thy glory be
Life and love are found in thee!
God Most Hight, in Might Excelling Lyrics
Author: Dawson Burns, 1828-1909
Composer: William F. Sherwin, 1826-1888