Cover Me

O God, thou bottomless abyss,
     Thee to perfection who can know?
O height immense, what words suffice
     Thy countless attributes to show?
Unfathomable depths thou art!
     O plunge me in thy mercy’s sea;
Void of true wisdom is my heart,
     With love embrace and cover me!

Ernst Lange, translated by John Welsey (1780)

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