1 Eternal majesty on high,
Thou God of power and love,
Thy hands have spread the starry sky,
And formed the world above.
2 This globe below shows forth thy might,
Thy goodness and thy skill;
The sun, the moon, the day, the night,
Thy pleasure do fulfill.
3 Beasts, birds, fish, insects all declare
Thou art the mighty God;
Fire, hail, and storms, earth, water, air,
Declare thy name abroad.
4 Trees, mountains, rivers, rocks, and plains,
Gardens, and fruitful lands,
Proclaim "The God of goodness reigns;"
And will while nature stands.
5 All things below, and all above,
God, wise, good, great proclaim;
Then let the children of his love
Delight to bless his name.
6 The heavenly Father, and the Son,
And Spirit we adore;
'Tis now as 'twas when time begun,
And shall be evermore.
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791