80. Heaven and earth, and sea and air

1 Heaven and earth, and sea and air,
All their Maker's praise declare:
Wake, my soul, awake and sing,
Now thy grateful praises bring.

2 See the glorious orb of day
Breaking through the clouds his way.
Moon and stars with silvery light
Praise Him through the silent night.

3 See how He hath everywhere
Made this earth so rich and fair;
Hill and vale and fruitful land,
All things living, show His hand.

4 See how through the boundless sky
Fresh and free the birds do fly;
Fire and wind and storm are still
Servants of His royal Will.

5 See the water's ceaseless flow,
Ever circling to and fro:
From the sources to the sea,
Still it rolls in praise to Thee.

6 Lord, great wonders workest Thou!
To Thy sway all creatures bow:
Write Thou deeply in my heart
What I am, and what Thou art!

Text Information
First Line: Heaven and earth, and sea and air
German Title: Himmel, Erde, Luft and Meer
Translator: Miss Winkworth (1858, a)
Author: Joachim Neander (1677)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Creation
Tune Information
Key: d minor
Notes: Source from index: Goudimel's Psalter, 1562

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