1 Heav'n and earth, and sea, and air
Still their Maker's praise declare;
Thou, my soul, as loudly sing,
To thy God thy praises bring.
2 See the sun his power awakes,
As through clouds his glory breaks;
See the moon and stars of light,
Praising God in stillest night.
3 See how God this rolling globe
Swathes with beauty as a robe;
Forests, fields, and living things,
Each its Master's glory sings.
4 Through the air Thy praises meet;
Birds are singing clear and sweet;
Fire, and storm, and wind Thy will,
As Thy ministers fulfill.
5 Ocean waves Thy glory tell,
At Thy touch they sing and swell;
From the well-spring to the sea
Rivers murmur, Lord, of Thee.
6 O my God, what wonders lie
Hid in Thine infinity!
Stamp upon my inmost heart
What I am, and what Thou art.
Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #43
|First Line:||Heaven and earth, and sea and air, Still their Maker's praise declare|
|German Title:||Himmel, Erde, Luft und Meer|
|Translator:||James Drummond Burns|
|Author:||Joachim Neander (1680)|
|Copyright:||This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.|