God of the ocean, earth, and sky,
In Thy bright presence we rejoice;
We feel Thee, see Thee ever nigh,
And gladly hear Thy gracious voice.
We feel Thee in the sunny beam;
We see Thee walk the mountain waves;
We hear Thee in the murmuring stream,
And when the tempest wildly raves.
God on the lonely hills we meet,
God, in the vale and fragrant grove,
While birds and whispering winds repeat,
That God is there,—the God of love.
We meet Thee in the pensive hour
When wearied nature sinks to rest;
When dies the breeze, and sleeps the flower
And peace is given to every breast.
We see Thee when, at eve, afar
We upward lift our wondering sight,
We see Thee in each silent star
That glorifies the gloom of night.
But better still, and still more clear,
Thee in Thy holy Son we see;
There Thy own glorious words we hear,
And learn the way to heaven and Thee.
God of the ocean, earth and sky, p. 1295, i. 1. In several modern American collections, including the Boston Hymns for Church and Home, 1905, this hymn takes stanza i. from J. R. Wreford, as above, and sts. ii.-v. from S. Longfellow's "God of the earth, the sky, the sea."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
|Instances (7)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #87||God of the ocean, earth, and sky||Wreford||1848|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #87||God of the ocean, earth, and sky||God in His Works and Word||Wreford||184.108.40.206||1866|
|Grammar School Hymn Book #d81||God of the ocean, earth and sky||John Reynell Wreford||1871|
|Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #21||God of the ocean, earth, and sky||Wreford||1869|
|The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #1||God of the ocean, earth and sky||Wreford||1857|
|The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #139||God of the ocean, earth, and sky!||1850|
|The Tabernacle #d89||God of the ocean, earth and sky||John Reynell Wreford||1862|