27. Great God, How Infinite Art Thou!

1 Great God, how infinite art thou!
How poor and weak are we!
Let the whole race of creatures bow,
and pay their praise to thee.

2 Thy throne eternal ages stood,
ere seas or stars were made:
thou art the ever-living God,
were all the nations dead.

3 Eternity, with all its years,
stands present in thy view;
to thee there's nothing old appears;
to thee there's nothing new.

4 Our lives through various scenes are drawn,
and vexed with trifling cares;
while thine eternal thought moves on
thine undisturbed affairs.

5 Great God, how infinite art thou!
How poor and weak are we!
Let the whole race of creatures bow,
and pay their praise to thee.

Text Information
First Line: Great God, how infinite art thou!
Title: Great God, How Infinite Art Thou!
Author: Isaac Watts (1707, alt. 1961)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: Psalm 102:17-27; Lamentations 5:19
Topic: God: His Infinity; God: Eternity of; God: Immutability of
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WINDSOR
Composer: Christopher Tye (1533)
Meter: C.M.
Key: g minor
Source: Arr. In William Daman's Book of Musicke, 1591



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