28. The Spirit moved upon the waves

1 The Spirit moved upon the waves
That darkly rolled, a shoreless sea;
He spake the word, and light burst forth
A glorious, bright immensity.

2 At his command, the mountains heaved
Their rocky pinnacles on high,
Island and continent displayed
Their desert grandeur to the sky.

3 The voice of God was heard again,
And lovely flowers and graceful trees
Appeared on every vale and plain,
And perfumes floated on the breeze.

4 The word went forth, and vast and high
The heavenly orbs gave out their light,
O'er all the earth and sea and sky--
The rulers of the day and night.

Text Information
First Line: The Spirit moved upon the waves
Author: Ferguson
Meter: L. M.
Publication Date: 1873
Topic: Being of God: Existence; God the Creator
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