24. God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens
Composer (attributed to):
||William Moore (1825)|
||Charles Anders (1969)|
||Harm. © 1969 Contemporary Music I: Hymns (admin. Augsburg Fortress)|
||(alternate harmonization, 396)|Text Information:
The crux of this text comes in the second stanza: if we dare to claim God-given abilities, we need also to show God-like compassion for the human needs that confront us daily. The earthy shape note tune provides a further reminder that we must not lose our heads in the clouds.