94. Nature With Open Volume Stands

1 Nature with open volume stands,
To spread its Maker’s praise abroad;
And every labor of His hands
Shows something worthy of our God.

2 But in the grace that rescued us
His brightest form of glory shines;
‘Tis fairest drawn upon the cross
In precious blood and crimson lines.

3 Here His whole name appears complete.
Nor wit can guess, nor reason prove,
Which of the letters best is writ,
The pow’r, the wisdom, or the love.

4 We would forever speak His name
In sounds to mortal ears unknown,
With angels join to praise the Lamb,
And worship at His Father’s throne.

Text Information
First Line: Nature with open volume stands
Title: Nature With Open Volume Stands
Author: Isaac Watts (1674-1748) alt.
Meter: L.M.
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: God the Father: Power of God in Nature
Tune Information
Adapted from: Gerog Joseph (17th century)
Meter: L.M.
Incipit: 11234 55455 67176
Key: D Major

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