The God who built the lofty sky

The God who built the lofty sky

Author: Edward Earl
Tune: EARL (13455)
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The God who built the lofty sky,
And gave the vast creation birth,
Looks down from Heav’n with pitying eye,
E’en on the humblest thing of earth.

2 From Him the stars derived their birth;
He filled the channels of the sea;
His are the flowers that deck the earth,
And His—delightful thought—are we.

3 Yes, down to us His care extends,
His gracious mercy we partake,
He gives us food, and health, and friends,
And shields us sleeping or awake.

4 O, may our lips, attuned to praise,
Express the fervor of our hearts,
His may we be through all our days,
And His in Heav’n when life departs.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9213

Author: Edward Earl

19th Century A 19th Century song book published in Boston, Massachusetts, stated Earl was from Birmingham, England. Go to person page >

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First Line: The God who built the lofty sky
Author: Edward Earl
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #9213

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