8201. When God Surveyed The New Made World

1 When God the new made world surveyed,
His word pronounced the building good;
Sunbeams and light the heavens arrayed,
And the whole earth was crowned with food.

2 Colors that charm and ease the eye,
His pencil spread all nature round;
With pleasing blue He arched the sky,
And a green carpet dressed the ground.

3 Let envious atheists ne’er complain
That nature wants, or skill, or care:
But turn their eyes all round in vain,
T’avoid their Maker’s goodness there.

Text Information
First Line: When God the new made world surveyed
Title: When God Surveyed The New Made World
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Relinquiae Juveniles, 1734
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Frederick Charles Maker, 1844-1927
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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