show us your glory

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Solar Eclipse by Hinode/XRT, via Wikimedia Commons

O God,
  whose beauty is beyond our imagining,
  and whose power we cannot comprehend:
show us your glory
  as far as we can grasp it,
and shield us
  from knowing more than we can bear
  until we may look upon you without fear,
through Jesus Christ.

Janet Morley, English writer and worship leader

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Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”

And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”

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