70. Songs of immortal praise belong

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.

Text Information
First Line: Songs of immortal praise belong
Author: Watts (1719, a.)
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: God: His Majesty and Greatness
Notes: Alternate tune #75 or #309
Tune Information
Key: G Major
Notes: Composer from index: Dr. Wm. Croft, 1708

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