1 The works of the Lord are created in wisdom!
We view the earth's wonders and call him to mind;
we hear what he says in the world we discover,
and God show his glory in all that we find.
2 Not even the angels have ever been granted
to tell the full story of nature and grace;
but open to God is all human perception,
the mysteries of time and the secrets of space.
3 The sun every morning lights up all creation,
the moon marks the rhythm of months in their turn;
the glittering stars are arrayed in his honor,
adorning the years as they ceaselessly burn.
4 The wind is his breath and the clouds are his signal,
the rain and the snow are the robes of his choice;
the storm and the lightning, his watchmen and heralds,
the crash of the thunder, the sound of his voice.
5 The song is unfinished; how shall we complete it,
and where find the skill to perfect all God's praise?
At work in all places, he cares for all peoples--
how great is the Lord to the end of all days!
|First Line:||The works of the Lord are created in wisdom|
|Title:||The Works of the Lord Are Created|
|Author:||Christopher Idle (1982)|
|Scripture:||Psalm 19:1-6; Psalm 104; Psalm 136:5; Psalm 143:5; Sirach 42|
|Topic:||God in Creation: God's Work in Nature|
|Source:||Based on Ecclesiasticus 42, 43|
|Copyright:||Words © 1982 Hope Publishing Company|
|Arranger:||Edward Kremser (1877)|
|Source:||Nederlandtsch Gedenckclanck, 1626|