2483. How Marvelous God's Greatness

1. How marvelous God’s greatness,
how glorious His might!
To this the world bears witness
in wonders day and night.
In form of flower and snowflake,
in morn’s resplendent birth,
In afterglow at even,
in sky and sea and earth.

2. Each tiny floweret whispers
the great life-giver’s name;
The mighty mountain masses
His majesty proclaim;
The hollow vales are hymning
God’s shelter for His own;
The snow-capped peaks are pointing
to God’s almighty throne.

3. The ocean’s vast abysses
in one grand psalm record
The deep mysterious counsels
and mercies of the Lord;
The icy waves of winter
are thundering on the strand,
E’en grief’s chill stream is guided
by God’s all-gracious hand.

4. The starry hosts are singing
through all the light-strewn sky
Of God’s majestic temple
and palace courts on high;
When in these outer chambers
such glory gilds the night,
What the transcendent brightness
of God’s eternal light!

Text Information
First Line: How marvelous God's greatness
Title: How Marvelous God's Greatness
Icelandic Title: Hve dryalegur er Drottinn
Author: Valdimar Briem (1886)
Translator (from Icelandic): Charles V. Pilcher, 1879-1961
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous (1697)
Meter: 76.76 D
Incipit: 33217 11355 44333
Key: F Major
Source: Swedish Koralbok, 1697
Copyright: Public Domain

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