1 The glorious God of heaven,
the Lord who made the light,
who changes times and seasons
in majesty and might;
the only Judge of nations
whose counsel makes us wise:
that name be blessed for ever
with whom all wisdom lies.

2 Deep mysteries are opened,
God sees where darkness hides;
for what we ask is answered
and where we seek, God guides:
the Father of our fathers,
the strength of all our days,
the source of all our knowledge,
to God be all our praise!

3 If we will look for mercy
and, listening, learn to pray,
the King of kings is ready
to speak and save today:
with mind and heart illumined,
with sin and wrong forgiven,
from earth we praise the Father
and bless the God of heaven.

Christopher Idle from Daniel 2
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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