138. The Heavens Declare Your Glory, Lord

1 The heav'ns declare your glory, Lord
in ev'ry star your wisdom shines;
but when our eyes behold your Word,
we read your name in fairer lines.

2 The rolling sun, the changing light,
and nights and days, your pow'r confess;
but the blest volume you did write
reveals your justice and your grace.

3 Sun, moon, and stars convey your praise
round the whole earth, and never stand;
so when your truth began its race,
it touched and glanced on ev'ry land.

4 Nor shall your spreading gospel rest
till through the world your truth has run;
till Christ has all the nations blessed
that see the light, or feel the sun.

5 Great Sun of Righteousness, arise;
bless the dark world with heav'nly light:
your gospel makes the simple wise,
your laws are pure, your judgments right.

6 Your noblest wonders here we view
in souls renewed, and sins forgiv'n:
Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew,
and make your Word my guide to heav'n.

Text Information
First Line: The heavens declare your glory, Lord
Title: The Heavens Declare Your Glory, Lord
Author: Isaac Watts (1719; Alt.1990, mod.)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: God's Word: The Holy Scriptures; God: Glory of; Works of Providence
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason (1830)
Meter: L.M.
Key: D Major

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