24. God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens

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Text Information
First Line: God, who stretched the spangled heavens
Title: God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens
Author: Catherine Cameron (1967, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:16; Psalm 136:3-9; Isaiah 44:24
Topic: Creation; Guidance; Providence (1 more...)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1967 Hope Publishing Company
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): William Moore (1825)
Harmonizer: Charles Anders (1969)
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Harm. © 1969 Contemporary Music I: Hymns (admin. Augsburg Fortress)
Notes: (alternate harmonization, 396)

Text Information:

The crux of this text comes in the second stanza: if we dare to claim God-given abilities, we need also to show God-like compassion for the human needs that confront us daily. The earthy shape note tune provides a further reminder that we must not lose our heads in the clouds.

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