1 Father, supreme, by whom we live,
Thou who art God alone,
Our songs of grateful praise receive,
And make our hearts Thy throne.
2 Creation vast reveals Thy name,
The earth, the heavens above,
With one unceasing voice proclaim
Thy wisdom, power, and love.
3 We bless Thee for Thy works, all bright
With tokens of Thy skill;
But more for reason's sacred light
By which we read Thy will.
4 For not on brightest orbs, which roll
Through space at Thy decree,
Hast Thou bestowed the thinking soul,
To know and worship Thee.
5 May every science, every truth,
Our eager minds explore;
Lead us, alike in age and youth,
Thy wisdom to adore.
6 May those who teach, and those who learn,
Walk in the narrow road;
In every sphere of thought discern
An ever-present God.
Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #636