仰看穹蒼浩大無窮 (The spacious firmament on high)

仰看穹蒼,浩大無窮,蔚藍、深邃,沒有止境;(Yǎng kàn qióngcāng, hàodà wúqióng, wèilán, shēnsuì, méiyǒu zhǐjìng;)

Author: Joseph Addison
Tune: CREATION (Haydn)
Published in 1 hymnal

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一 仰看穹蒼,浩大無窮,蔚藍、深邃,沒有止境;
其中千萬星光閃爍,共同宣告神的創作。
不息太陽日日奔馳,將主創造大能顯示,
普照天下一切受造,說明全能手段奇妙。

二 夕陽西下,夜色來襲,明月溫柔靜照大地;
長夜漫漫,一再自述:當初主怎將它造出。
四圍星辰發光如熾,一一述說自己故事,
一面運行,一面傳揚,信息傳遍地極、四方。

三 雖然星辰奔馳夜空,莊嚴靜默,來復運行;
僅依軌道發出光明,無言無語,無聲可聽;
但在智者耳中常聞 它們發出榮耀聲音,
一面照耀,一面稱頌:“造我的手何其神聖!”

Source: Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #11

Author: Joseph Addison

Addison, Joseph, born at Milston, near Amesbury, Wiltshire, May 1, 1672, was the son of the Rev. Lancelot Addison, sometime Dean of Lichfield, and author of Devotional Poems, &c, 1699. Addison was educated at the Charterhouse, and at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1691 and M.A. 1693. Although intended for the Church, he gave himself to the study of law and politics, and soon attained, through powerful influence, to some important posts. He was successively a Commissioner of Appeals, an Under Secretary of State, Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and Chief Secretary for Ireland. He married, in 1716, the Dowager Countess of Warwick, and died at Holland House, Kensington, June 17, 1719. Addison is most widely known through… Go to person page >

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First Line: 仰看穹蒼,浩大無窮,蔚藍、深邃,沒有止境;(Yǎng kàn qióngcāng, hàodà wúqióng, wèilán, shēnsuì, méiyǒu zhǐjìng;)
Title: 仰看穹蒼浩大無窮 (The spacious firmament on high)
English Title: The spacious firmament on high
Author: Joseph Addison
Language: Chinese

Tune

CREATION (Haydn)

The tune CREATION is taken from the chorus “The Heavens Are Telling” from the well known oratorio The Creation (1798) by Franz Joseph Haydn (b. Rohrau, Austria, 1732; d. Vienna, Austria, 1809). Haydn's life was relatively uneventful, but his artistic legacy was truly astounding. He began his mus…

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