113. The Heavens Declare Thy Glory

1 The heav'ns declare thy glory,
the firmament thy pow'r;
day unto day the story
repeats from hour to hour;
night unto night replying,
proclaims in ev'ry land,
O Lord, with voice undying,
the wonders of thy hand.

2 The sun with royal splendor
goes forth to chant thy praise,
and moonbeams soft and tender
their gentler anthem raise;
o'er every tribe and nation
the music strange is poured,
the song of all creation
to thee, creation's Lord.

3 All heav'n on high rejoices
to do its Maker's will,
the stars with solemn voices
resound thy praises still;
so let my whole behavior,
thoughts, words, and actions be,
O Lord, my Strength, my Savior,
one ceaseless song to thee.

Text Information
First Line: The heavens declare thy glory
Title: The Heavens Declare Thy Glory
Author: Thomas R. Birks (1874)
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: God's Work: Creation; God: Glory of; Works of Providence
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750
Key: C Major

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