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I sing of God, the world he made

I sing of God, the world he made

Author: Christopher Smart
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I sing of God--the world he made,
The glorious light, the soothing shade;
Dale, plain, and grove, and hill;
The wide and fathomless abyss,
Where nature joys in secret bliss,
And wisdom hides her skill.

2 Tell them, I AM, Jehovah said:
The listening earth did hear in dread;
And, smitten to the heart,
At once, above, beneath, around,
All nature, without voice or sound,
Replied, O Lord, THOU" ART!



Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #26

Author: Christopher Smart

Smart, Christophe, M.A., was born at Shipburn, Kent, in 1722, and educated at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, where he gained the Seatonian prize for five years, four of which were in succession, (B.A. 1747.) He removed to London in 1753, and gave some attention to literature: but neglecting both his property and his constitution, he became poor and insane. He died in the King's Bench, 1771. His Poems were published in 2 vols. in 1771. From that work "Father of light conduct my feet" (Divine Guidance), and "I sing of God the mighty Source" [God the Author of All), have been taken. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #36b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d448

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The Voice of Praise #26

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