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122. The Spacious Firmament on High

1 THE spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim.

2 Th’unwearied sun, from day to day,
Doth his Creator’s power display;
And publishes to every land
The work of an almighty hand.

3 Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly to the listening earth
Repeats the story of her birth:

4 While all the stars that round her burn,
And all the planets in their turn,
Confirm the tidings as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole.

5 What though in solemn silence all
Move round this dark terrestrial ball;
What though no real voice nor sound
Amidst their radiant orbs be found:

6 In reason’s ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice,
For ever singing as they shine:
The hand that made us is divine!

Text Information
First Line: The spacious firmament on high
Title: The Spacious Firmament on High
Author: Joseph Addison
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Scripture:
Topic: The Godhead: Creation and Providence
Tune Information
Name: RIVAULX
: John B. Dykes
Meter: L.M.
Incipit: 55555 66511 62344
Key: D Major



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