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)

3 comments on “Cover Me

  1. Steve K says:

    The times are tough now, just getting tougher
    This old world is rough, it’s just getting rougher
    Cover me, come on baby, cover me
    Well I’m looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me
    -Bruce Springsteen (1984)


    • Bill says:

      LOL. I couldn’t decide what to title the post (“O Gott, du tieffe sonder grund” just wasn’t working for me). Looking the lyrics over it struck me that Cover Me would work. Since then I’ve had that song stuck in my head all morning.


  2. Bob Braxton says:

    Psalm 139


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