288. I Sing the Mighty Power of God

1 I sing the mighty power of God
That made the mountains rise;
That spread the flowing seas abroad
And built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained
The sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at God’s command,
And all the stars obey.

2 I sing the goodness of the Lord
That filled the earth with food;
God formed the creatures with a word
And then pronounced them good.
Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed,
Where’er I turn my eyes;
If I survey the ground I tread,
Or gaze upon the skies!

3 There’s not a plant or flower below
But makes Thy glories known;
And clouds arise, and tempests blow,
By order from Thy throne;
While all that borrows life from Thee
Is ever in Thy care,
And everywhere that we can be,
Thou, God, art present there.

Text Information
First Line: I sing the mighty power of God
Title: I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Author: Isaac Watts (1715; alt.)
Meter: CMD
Scripture: Genesis 1
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ELLACOMBE
Meter: CMD
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Gesangbuch der Herzogtl, Wirtembergischen; Katholischen Hofkapelle, 1784; alt. 1868



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