550. The spacious firmament on high

1 The spacious firmament on high,
with all the blue ethereal sky,
and spangled heavens, a shining frame,
their great Original proclaim.
The unwearied sun from day to day
does his Creator's power display,
and publishes to every land
the work of an almighty hand.

2 Soon as the evening shades prevail
the moon takes up the wondrous tale,
and nightly to the listening earth
repeats the story of her birth;
whilst all the stars that round her burn,
and all the planets in their turn,
confirm the tidings, as they roll,
and spread the truth from pole to pole.

3 What though in solemn silence all
move round the dark terrestrial ball;
what though nor real voice nor sound
amid their radiant orbs be found;
in reason's ear they all rejoice,
and utter forth a glorious voice,
for ever singing as they shine,
'The hand that made us is divine.'

Text Information
First Line: The spacious firmament on high
Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
Meter: DLM
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture:
Topic: Creation; Creation and the Environment; God: Power of (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ADDISON'S
Composer: John Sheeles (1688-1761)
Meter: DLM
Key: F Major



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