649. I sing the almighty power of God

1 I sing the almighty power of God,
that made the mountains rise,
that spread the flowing seas abroad
and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained
the sun to rule the day;
the moon shines full at his command,
and all the stars obey.

2 I sing the goodness of the Lord
that filled the earth with food;
he formed the creatures with his Word
and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how thy wonders are displayed,
where'er I turn my eye
if I survey the ground I tread,
or gaze upon the sky!

3 There's not a plant or flower below,
but makes thy glories known;
and clouds arise, and tempests blow,
by order from thy throne;
while all that borrows life from thee
is ever in thy care,
and everywhere that I could be,
thou, God, art present there.

Text Information
First Line: I sing the almighty power of God
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 (alt.)
Meter: D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: Sacraments and Other Occasions: For the Young
Notes: A lower setting of ELLACOMBE is at 180
Tune Information
Meter: D
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Gesangbuch, Mainz, 1833

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