Father, Above the Concave Sky

Father above the concave sky

Author: Daniel Alexander Payne
Tune: OAKVILLE
Published in 9 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Father above the concave sky,
Enthroned in light profound,
At Thy command, the lightnings fly,
And thunders roar around.

2 O who can see the beaming sun,
The smiling moon at night,
The snowy clouds, the countless stars,
Enrobed with dazzling light,

3 And yet refuse to sing Thy praise,
In sweetest notes of love?
Or echo to angelic lays,
Which fill the worlds above?

4 Whene’er I tread the blooming plains
And pluck the fragrant flower,
The luscious fruits, the yellow grains,
I see Thy matchless power.

5 What moves on earth, or wings the air,
Or swims the swelling sea,
Is but a ray of life to point
Immortal man to Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11966

Author: Daniel Alexander Payne

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Text Information

First Line: Father above the concave sky
Title: Father, Above the Concave Sky
Author: Daniel Alexander Payne
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11966
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #64

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The Cyber Hymnal #11966

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