1 Great God! to thee our grateful tongues
United thanks shall raise:
Inspire our hearts to tune the songs
Which celebrate thy praise.
2 From thine almighty forming hand
We drew our vital pow'rs:
Our time revolves at thy command,
In all its circling hours.
3 Thy pow'r, our ever present guard,
From ev'ry ill defends;
While num'rous dangers hover round,
Our help from thee descends.
4 Beneath the shadow of thy wings,
How sweet is our repose1
The morning-light renews the springs
From whence our comfort flows.
5 In celebration of thy praise
We will employ our breath;
And, walking stedfast in thy ways,
Will triumph over death.
Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XXVIII