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19D. The Heavens Declare Your Glory

1 The heavens declare your glory,
the firmament your power;
day unto day the story
repeats from hour to hour.
Night unto night replying,
proclaims in every land,
O LORD, with voice undying,
the wonders of your hand.

2 The sun with royal splendor
goes forth to chant your praise,
and moonbeams soft and tender
their gentler anthem raise.
O'er every tribe and nation
the music is out-poured,
the song of all creation
to you, creation's Lord.

3 All heaven on high rejoices
to do its Maker's will;
the stars with solemn voices
resound your praises still.
So let my whole behavior,
each thought, each deed I do,
be, LORD, my strength, my Savior,
a ceaseless song to you.

Text Information
First Line: The heavens declare your glory
Title: The Heavens Declare Your Glory
Author: Thomas R. Birks (1874)
Meter: D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Church Year: Lent; Church Year: Passion/Palm Sunday; Conflict (43 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Johann S. Bach, 1685-1750
Meter: D
Key: C Major
Source: Adapt. from 'My Heart Ever Faithful' Cantata 68

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