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20                         FABER'S HYMNS.
We too, like Thy coequal Word,
Within Thy lap may rest; We too, like Thine Eternal Dove,
May nestle in Thy Breast.
Lone Fountain of the Godhead ! hail!
Person most dread and dear! I thrill with frightened joy to feel
Thy fatherhood so near.
Lost in Thy greatness, Lord ! I live,
As in some gorgeous maze; Thy sea of unbegotten light
Blinds me, and yet I gaze.
For Thy grandeur is all tenderness.
All motherlike and meek; The hearts that will not come to it
Humbling itself to seek.
Thou feign'st to be remote, and speak'st
As if from far above, That fear may make more bold with Thee,
And be beguiled to love.
On earth Thou hidest, not to scare
Thy children with Thy light, Then showest us Thy face in heaven,
When we can bear the sight.

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