Heaven and Earth, and Sea and Air

Heaven and earth, and sea and air, All their Maker's praise declare

Translator: Catherine Winkworth; Author: Joachim Neander
Tune: GOTT SEI DANK
Published in 38 hymnals

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1 Heaven and earth, and sea and air,
All their Maker's praise declare;
Wake, my soul, awake and sing:
Now thy grateful praises bring.

2 See the glorious orb of day
Breaking through the clouds his way;
Moon and stars with silvery light
Praise him through the silent night.

3 See how he hath everywhere
Made this earth so rich and fair;
Hill and vale and fruitful land,
All things living, show his hand.

4 Lord, great wonders workest thou!
To thy sway all creatures bow;
Write thou deeply in my heart
What I am, and what thou art.

Amen.

Source: The Worshipbook: Services and Hymns #415

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth is "the most gifted translator of any foreign sacred lyrics into our tongue, after Dr. Neale and John Wesley; and in practical services rendered, taking quality with quantity, the first of those who have laboured upon German hymns. Our knowledge of them is due to her more largely than to any or all other translators; and by her two series of Lyra Germanica, her Chorale Book, and her Christian Singers of Germany, she has laid all English-speaking Christians under lasting obligation." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

Author: Joachim Neander

Neander, Joachim, was born at Bremen, in 1650, as the eldest child of the marriage of Johann Joachim Neander and Catharina Knipping, which took place on Sept. 18, 1649, the father being then master of the Third Form in the Paedagogium at Bremen. The family name was originally Neumann (Newman) or Niemann, but the grandfather of the poet had assumed the Greek form of the name, i.e. Neander. After passing through the Paedagogium he entered himself as a student at the Gymnasium illustre (Academic Gymnasium) of Bremen in Oct. 1666. German student life in the 17th century was anything but refined, and Neander seems to have been as riotous and as fond of questionable pleasures as most of his fellows. In July 1670, Theodore Under-Eyck came to Breme… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Heaven and earth, and sea and air, All their Maker's praise declare
Title: Heaven and Earth, and Sea and Air
German Title: Himmel, Erde, Luft und Meer
Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Author: Joachim Neander
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English

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The Cyber Hymnal #10344
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Hymns of Truth & Light #62
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