222. Nature with Open Volume Stands

1 Nature with open volume stands
to spread her Maker's praise abroad;
and every labor of his hands
shows something worthy of a God.

2 But in the grace that saved the world
his brightest form of glory shines;
see on the cross the tale unfold,
in precious blood, and crimson lines.

3 Here his whole name appears complete,
nor wit can guess, nor reason prove,
which of the letters best is writ,
the power, the wisdom, or the love.

4 O the sweet wonders of that cross
where Christ my Savior loved and died!
Her noblest life my spirit draws
from his dear wounds and bleeding side.

5 I would forever speak his name
in sounds to mortal ears unknown,
with angels join to praise the Lamb,
and worship at his Father's throne.

Text Information
First Line: Nature with open volume stands
Title: Nature with Open Volume Stands
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Galatians 6:14; Psalm 19:4
Topic: Adoration: of Jesus Christ
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: GERMANY
Meter: L.M.
Key: A♭ Major
Source: William Gardiner's Sacred Melodies,1815



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