1 I sing the almighty power of God,
that made the mountains rise,
that spread the flowing seas abroad,
and built the lofty skies.
2 I sing the wisdom that ordained
the sun to rule the day;
the moon shines full at his command,
and all the stars obey.
3 I sing the goodness of the Lord
that filled the earth with food;
he formed the creatures with his word,
and then pronounced them good.
4 There's not a plant or flower below
but makes your glories known;
and clouds arise and tempests blow,
by order from your throne.
5 All creatures, numerous as they be,
are subject to your care;
there's not a place where we can flee
but God is present there.
6 God's hand is my perpetual guard,
he guides me with his eye;
why should I, then, forget the Lord,
who is for ever nigh?
and everywhere that we can be,
you, God, are present there.
|First Line:||I sing the almighty power of God|
|Author:||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|
|Topic:||Adoration and Praise; Creation; Providence|
|Source:||"Scottish Psalter', 1635, as given in John Playford's 'Psalms', 1671|