We limit not the truth of God

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We limit not the truth of God
  To our poor reach of mind,
By notions of our day and sect,
  Crude, partial and confined.
Now let a new and better hope
  Within our hearts be stirred:
The Lord hath yet more light and truth
  To break forth from His Word.
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Who dares to bind by his dull sense
  The oracles of heaven,
For all the nations, tongues and climes
  And all the ages given!
The universe how much unknown!
  That ocean unexplored!
The Lord hath yet more light and truth
  To break forth from His Word.
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Darkling our great forefathers went
  The first steps of the way;
’Twas but the dawning yet to grow
  Into the perfect day;
And grow it shall, our glorious Sun
  More fervid rays afford:
The Lord hath yet more light and truth
  To break forth from His Word.
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The valleys past, ascending still,
  Our souls would higher climb,
And look down from supernal heights,
  On all the bygone times;
Upward we press, the air is clear,
  And the sphere-music heard!
The Lord hath yet more light and truth
  To break forth from His Word.
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O Father, Son and Spirit, send
  Us increase from above;
Enlarge, expand all Christian hearts
  To comprehend Thy love;
And make us all go on to know
  With nobler powers conferred:
The Lord hath yet more light and truth
  To break forth from His Word.
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Karen Bulbuk

Novi, Michigan, United States

Thank you, Christi and Popdum, for the encouraging and apt comments! We are siblings, raised with Christ our Lord through resurrection power. We limit not the truth of God! I heard about this song through a sermon by T. Austin Sparks . . . what a man of God. Though deceased, the truth sent forth through this man's study and life has led me to yet more truth.


Popdum

Oh, for an open heaven! To be able to see and keep on seeing!


Christi

MS, United States

George Rawson wrote the words to this song based on a 1620 farewell speech spoken by John Robinson to the pilgrims who were about to set sail on the Mayflower. Here is a portion of that speech:

"I charge you before God and His blessed angels that you follow me no further than you have seen me follow Christ. If God reveal anything to you by any other instrument of His, be as ready to receive it as you were to receive any truth from my ministry, for I am verily persuaded the Lord hath more truth and light yet to break forth from His Holy Word."

Praise the Lord His Word can never be exhausted and will abide forever! The Lord hath yet more light and truth to break forth from His Word!