In the sun, and moon, and starsAuthor: Reginald Heber
Tune: GOTT SEI DANK
Published in 61 hymnals
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1. In the sun, and moon, and stars,
Signs and wonders have appeared;
Earth has groan'd with bloody wars,
And the hearts of men have fear'd.
2. Soon shall ocean's hoary deep,
Tossed with stronger tempests, rise;
Darker storms the mountains sweep,
Fiercer lightnings rend the skies.
3. Dread alarms shall shake the proud,
Pale amazement, restless fear;
And amid the thunder cloud
Shall the Judge of men appear.
4. But, tho' from his awful face,
Heav'n shall fade, and earth shall fly,
Fear not ye, his chosen race,
Your redemption draweth nigh.
Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #939
In the sun and moon and stars. Bp. R. Heber. [Advent.] Appeared in the Christian Observer, Oct. 1811, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "2nd Sunday in Advent—Luke xxi." It was repeated with some changes in the text in Heber's posthumous Hymns, &c, 1827, p. 9. This text is that usually followed in the hymnbooks in Great Britain and America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #9799||In The Sun, And Moon, And Stars||In the sun, and moon, and stars||GOTT SEI DANK||Reginald Heber||77.77||<cite>Christian Observer</cite>, October 1811|