113. The Heavens Declare Thy Glory

1 The heav'ns declare thy glory,
The firmament thy pow'r;
Day unto day the story
Repeats from hour to hour;
Night unto night replying,
Proclaims in every land,
O Lord, with voice undying,
The wonders of thy hand.

2 The sun with royal splendor
Goes forth to chant thy praise,
And moonbeams soft and tender
Their gentler anthem raise;
O'er every tribe and nation
The music strange is poured,
The song of all creation
To thee, creation's Lord.

3 All heav'n on high rejoices
To do its Maker's will,
The stars with solemn voices
Resound thy praises still;
So let my whole behavior,
Thoughts, words, and actions be,
O Lord, my Strength, my Saviour,
One ceaseless song to thee.

Text Information
First Line: The heavens declare thy glory
Title: The Heavens Declare Thy Glory
Author: Thomas R. Birks (1874)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: Psalm 19:1-14
Topic: God's Work: Creation; God: Glory of; Works of Providence
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750
Key: C Major

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