119. 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.

2 I sing the wisdom that ordained
the sun to rule the day;
the moon shines full at his command,
and all the stars obey.

3 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.

4 There's not a plant or flower below
but makes your glories known;
and clouds arise and tempests blow,
by order from your throne.

5 All creatures, numerous as they be,
are subject to your care;
there's not a place where we can flee
but God is present there.

6 God's hand is my perpetual guard,
he guides me with his eye;
why should I, then, forget the Lord,
who is for ever nigh?
and everywhere that we can be,
you, God, are present there.

Text Information
First Line: I sing the almighty power of God
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 (alt.)
Meter: 86.86
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Adoration and Praise; Creation; Providence
Tune Information
Meter: 86.86
Key: D Major
Source: "Scottish Psalter', 1635, as given in John Playford's 'Psalms', 1671

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