138. The Heavens Declare Your Glory, Lord

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.

Text Information
First Line: The heavens declare your glory, Lord
Title: The Heavens Declare Your Glory, Lord
Author: Isaac Watts (1719; Alt.1990, mod.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Psalm 19
Topic: God's Word: The Holy Scriptures; God: Glory of; Works of Providence
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason (1830)
Meter: L.M.
Key: D Major

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