Author: Brian Hoare (b. 1935) Meter: 22.214.171.124.8.8 Appears in 1 hymnal Scripture: Hebrews 1:1-3 Lyrics: 1 Creator God, the world around
declares your glory — flower and tree,
the evening sky and torrent's sound
and mountain stream and rolling sea.
Yet all this beauty cannot show
a God whom we can truly know.
2 Composer God, all music sings
your power, your praise, your majesty:
in drum and trumpet, flute and strings,
in choir and song and symphony.
Yet music which inspires our praise
can never fathom all your ways.
3 Designer God, in shape and form
the beauty you inspire is shown;
in line and colour, etched or drawn,
in sculpture, painting, glass and stone.
Yet all these talents can't express
the full truth of your loveliness.
4 Mysterious God, though all the arts
of nature and of human skill
may move us, yet our longing hearts
are never satisfied until
in Jesus Christ you show your face:
a God of love and truth and grace. Topics: Arts and Creativity; Beauty; Creation; Creation and the Environment; God in mystery; Longing; Music and Song Used With Tune: MELITA
Creator God, the world around