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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
II. “O God, enshrined”
By William Walsham How (1823–1897)
          “And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead.”
—Rev. i. 17.    

O GOD, enshrined in dazzling light
  Above the highest sphere,
My soul is filled with awe to feel
  That Thou art present here.
Thine Eye is as a lamp of fire,        5
  And in its searching flame
I see myself, all stained with sin,
  And bow my head with shame.
But, O my God, Thy Son hath died!
  And from the dust I rise,        10
And from myself and all my sin
  To Thee I lift mine eyes.
My sins are dark, but over all
  Thy burning love I see;
And all my soul is full of praise,        15
  And worships only Thee.

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