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.
1 Watanka taku nitawa
tankaya qa ota;
Mahpiya kin eyahnake ca,
maka kin he duowanca,
Mniowanca śhbya wanke cin,
2 Woehdaku nitawakin he
minagikin qu wo;
Mahpiya kin iwankam yati,
wicowaśte yuha nanka,
Wiconi kin he majaqu nun,
|First Line:||Watanka 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.)|
|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...)|
|Notes:||For another translations, see 341|
|Adapter:||Joseph R. Renville (1842)|
|Harmonizer:||James R. Murray (1877)|
|Source:||Native American melody (Dakota)|