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