1 The heav'ns declare your glory, Lord
in ev'ry star your wisdom shines;
but when our eyes behold your Word,
we read your name in fairer lines.
2 The rolling sun, the changing light,
and nights and days, your pow'r confess;
but the blest volume you did write
reveals your justice and your grace.
3 Sun, moon, and stars convey your praise
round the whole earth, and never stand;
so when your truth began its race,
it touched and glanced on ev'ry land.
4 Nor shall your spreading gospel rest
till through the world your truth has run;
till Christ has all the nations blessed
that see the light, or feel the sun.
5 Great Sun of Righteousness, arise;
bless the dark world with heav'nly light:
your gospel makes the simple wise,
your laws are pure, your judgments right.
6 Your noblest wonders here we view
in souls renewed, and sins forgiv'n:
Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew,
and make your Word my guide to heav'n.
|First Line:||The heavens declare your glory, Lord|
|Title:||The Heavens Declare Your Glory, Lord|
|Author:||Isaac Watts (1719; Alt.1990, mod.)|
|Topic:||God's Word: The Holy Scriptures; God: Glory of; Works of Providence|