Great God, thy penetrating eye

Great God, thy penetrating eye. Elizabeth Scott* (1708–1776). This hymn appears in Scott’s manuscript collection (see ’Hymns and Poems by Elizabeth Scott’*). In a modern numbering of those 90 hymns and poems, this one is indexed as H14. A transcription of H14 showing Scott’s heading, spelling, punctuation, and capitalisations follows, preceded by a moral precept:  A Consciousness of God as Omniscient &Almighty the grand Incipient to aReligious Life & to vigorous EndeavoursAfter perfection therein. Gen. 17. Great God, thy penetrating Eye  Pervades my inmost Powers:With Awe profound, my wond’ring Soul  Falls prostrate, & Adores. To be incompast round with God,  Th’ all-Holy,...

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