1 Songs of immortal praise belong
To my almighty God:
He hath my heart, and He my tongue,
To spread His Name abroad.
2 How great the works His Hand hath wrought!
How glorious in our sight!
And men in every age have sought
His wonders with delight.
3 How most exact is nature's frame!
How wise the eternal Mind!
His counsels never change the scheme
That His first thoughts designed.
4 When He redeemed the sons of men,
He fixed His covenant sure:
The orders that His lips pronounce
To endless years endure.
5 Nature and time and earth and skies
Thy heavenly skill proclaim.
What shall we do to make us wise,
But learn to read Thy Name?
6 To fear Thy power, to trust Thy grace,
Is our divinest skill;
And he's the wisest of our race,
Who best obeys Thy will.
|First Line:||Songs of immortal praise belong|
|Author:||Watts (1719, a.)|
|Topic:||God: His Majesty and Greatness|
|Notes:||Alternate tune #75 or #309|
|Notes:||Composer from index: Dr. Wm. Croft, 1708|