God, bind the oceans in a chain,
that they not drown the earth again.
The swelling waves must keep your ways,
and in their channels fill the seas;
from there, conveyed by secret veins,
spring forth on hills, and drench the plains.
God, you are great! No tongue can frame
an honor equal to your name!
God, hold creation in your hand,
poised and secure, it thus shall stand.
You set the sun its circling race,
appoint the moon to change its face;
and when thick darkness veils the day,
send winds to blow the clouds away.
Vast are your works, Almighty Lord,
all nature rests upon your word.
Let every race of creatures stand,
to gain its portion from your hand;
all those that trust will see your face;
you bless them with your sovereign grace.
In you my hopes and wishes meet,
and make my meditation sweet;
my soul shall sing with joy and praise,
as it fulfills its length of days.
Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #61
|First Line:||God, bind the oceans in a chain|
|Author:||Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)|
|Source:||Psalm 104, alt.|
|Copyright:||This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2014.|
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