1 O God, most holy are Thy ways,
And who like Thee deserves my praise?
Thou only doest wondrous things,
The whole wide world Thy glory sings;
Thy outstretched arm Thy people saved,
Though sore distressed and long enslaved.
2 O God, from Thee the waters fled,
The depths were moved with mighty dread,
The swelling clouds their torrents poured,
And o'er the earth the tempest roared;
'Mid lightning's flash and thunder's sound
Great trembling shook the solid ground.
3 Thy way was in the sea, O God,
Through mighty waters, deep and broad.
None understood but God alone,
To man Thy footsteps were unknown;
But safe Thy people Thou didst keep,
Almighty Shepherd of Thy sheep.
Martin Luther's versification of the Lord's Prayer was set to this tune in Valentin Schumann's hymnal, Geistliche Lieder (1539); the tune, whose composer remains unknown, had some earlier use. The tune name derives from Luther's German incipit: “Vater unser im Himmelreich….” Because VATER UNSE…
Display Title: O God, Most Holy Are Thy WaysFirst Line: O God, most holy are Thy waysTune Title: VATER UNSERAuthor: AnonymousMeter: 88.88.88Source: From The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 211
Display Title: O God, Most Holy Are Your WaysFirst Line: O God, most holy are your waysTune Title: VATER UNSERMeter: 184.108.40.206.8.8.8.Scripture: Psalm 77:13-20Date: 1990Subject: God | His Power; God | Holiness of; God | Works of; Miracles |Source: The Psalter, 1912; alt. 1990, mod.