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Almighty God! whose will alone
Sufficed the world to fabricate;
Whose comprehensive glance is thrown
O’er every empire, realm and state;
How from Thy ever-searching eye,
Can man the heart’s dominion hide?
Where passions among virtues lie,
As reptiles among flowers glide.
Father of mercies! aid my soul,
Its failings to eradicate;
Let truth its every thought control,
Its every feeling elevate.
Fearless before Thee let me stand,
Oh Lord! in conscious rectitude;
And feel, when human deeds are scanned,
That mine with favor shall be viewed.
“Almighty God! whose will alone (Genesis, Chap. XVI, v. 13),” by Penina Moïse, was published in 1842, and appears under the subject of “Omniscience” as Hymn 7 in Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), pp. 12-13. –Aharon Varady
“Almighty God Whose Will Alone (Genesis 16:13), a hymn on Omniscience by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)” is shared through the Open Siddur Project with a Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication 1.0 Universal license.
Works of related interest:
I Will Extol Thee My King! (Psalms 145), a hymn on Divine Mercy by Cordelia Moïse Cohen (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)
Fear Not Fear Not Jeshurun (Isaiah 44), a hymn on Divine Providence in Relation to Israel by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)
Unless the Land Where Ye Abide (Psalms 127), a hymn on Divine Providence in Relation to Israel by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)
Lift, Lift the Voice of Praise on High – a hymn on “Devotion” by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)
I Saw a Palace Proud and High (Proverbs 14:11), a hymn on “Charity” by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)