3. Wakantanka Taku Nitawa (Many and Great, O God, Are Your works)

1 Many and great, O God, are your works,
Maker of earth and sky;
Your hands have set the heavens with stars,
your fingers spread the mountains and plains.
Lo, at your word the waters were formed;
deep seas obey your voice.

2 Grant unto us communion with you,
O star abiding One.
Come unto us and dwell with us;
with you are found the gifts of life.
Bless us with life that has no end,
eternal life with you.

Dakota -
1 Watanka taku nitawa
tankaya qa ota;
Mahpiya kin eyahnake ca,
maka kin he duowanca,
Mniowanca śhbya wanke cin,
hena oyakihi.

2 Woehdaku nitawakin he
minagikin qu wo;
Mahpiya kin iwankam yati,
wicowaśte yuha nanka,
Wiconi kin he majaqu nun,
owihanke wanin.

Text Information
First Line: Wakantanka taku nitawa (Many and great, O God, are your works)
Title: Wakantanka Taku Nitawa (Many and Great, O God, Are Your works)
Lakota Title: Watanka Taku Nitawa
Author: Joseph R. Renville (1842)
Paraphraser: R. Philip Frazier (1929, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 9.6.9.9.9.6.
Scripture: 2 Esdras 16:56-60; Jeremiah 10:12-13; Psalm 104:24-25
Topic: Adoration and Praise: God; Eternal Life; God: Works in Creation (3 more...)
Source: Dakota hymn
Language: Dakota, English
Notes: For another translations, see 341
Tune Information
Name: LACQUIPARLE
Adapter: Joseph R. Renville (1842)
Harmonizer: James R. Murray (1877)
Meter: 9.6.9.9.9.6.
Key: d minor
Source: Native American melody (Dakota)



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