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11315. Great God, With Wonder And With Praise

1 Great God, with wonder and with praise
On all Thy works I look:
But still Thy wisdom, power, and grace,
Shine brighter in Thy Book.

2 The stars that in their courses roll
Have much instruction giv’n;
But Thy good Word informs my soul
How I may climb to Heav’n.

3 The fields provide me food, and show
The goodness of the Lord;
But fruits of life and glory grow
In Thy most holy Word.

4 Here are my choicest treasures hid;
Here my best comfort lies;
Here my desires are satisfied;
And hence my joys arise.

5 Lord, make me understand Thy law;
Show what my faults have been;
And from Thy Gospel let me draw
A pardon for my sin.

6 Here would I learn how Christ has died
To save my soul from hell:
Not all the books on earth beside
Such heav’nly wonders tell.

7 Then let me love my Bible more;
And take a fresh delight
By day to read these wonders o’er,
And meditate by night.

Text Information
First Line: Great God, with wonder and with praise
Title: Great God, With Wonder And With Praise
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Divine and Moral Songs, 1715, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: HOWARD by Elizabeth H. Cuthbert; SWANWICK by James Lucas
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: D Major
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1635
Copyright: Public Domain

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