11966. Father Above The Concave Sky

1 Father above the concave sky,
Enthroned in light profound,
At Thy command, the lightnings fly,
And thunders roar around.

2 O who can see the beaming sun,
The smiling moon at night,
The snowy clouds, the countless stars,
Enrobed with dazzling light,

3 And yet refuse to sing Thy praise,
In sweetest notes of love?
Or echo to angelic lays,
Which fill the worlds above?

4 Whene’er I tread the blooming plains
And pluck the fragrant flower,
The luscious fruits, the yellow grains,
I see Thy matchless power.

5 What moves on earth, or wings the air,
Or swims the swelling sea,
Is but a ray of life to point
Immortal man to Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Father above the concave sky
Title: Father Above The Concave Sky
Author: Daniel A. Payne, 1811-1893
Meter: CM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: J. Albert Johnson (1898)
Meter: CM
Key: A Major
Source: The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book (1st ed.) (Philadelphia: African Methodist Episcopal Book Concern, 1898)
Copyright: Public Domain

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