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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