1 Many and great, O God, are thy works,
Maker of earth and sky.
Thy hands have set the heavens with stars;
thy fingers spread the mountains and plains.
Lo, at thy word the waters were formed.
Deep seas obey thy voice.
2 Grant unto us communion with thee,
thou star-abiding One.
Come unto us and dwell with us.
With thee are found the gifts of life.
Bless us with life that has no end,
eternal life with thee.
|First Line:||Many and great, O God, are thy works|
|Title:||Many and Great, O God, Are Thy Works|
|Author:||Joseph R. Renville (1842)|
|Translator:||Philip Frazier (1929, alt.)|
|Scripture:||Genesis 1:6-10; Genesis 1:14-18; Psalm 8; Psalm 95:4-5; Psalm 104:1-9; Psalm 104:24; Jeremiah 10:12-13; Romans 6:23|
|Topic:||Creation; Providence; Sovereignty of God|
|Harmonizer:||Emily R. Brink (1995)|
|Key:||c minor or modal|
|Copyright:||Harm. © 1995 Faith Alive Christian Resources|
First came the evocative Dakota chant, bearing a French name (“the lake that speaks”) for the site of a Native American mission in western Minnesota. That was where the original seven-stanza text based on Jeremiah 10:12–13 was written in the Dakota language to fit the tune.
|Audio recording:||Audio (MP3)|