1 I sing the mighty pow’r of God, that made the mountains rise,
that spread the flowing seas abroad and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day.
The moon shines full at God’s command and all the stars obey.
2 I sing the goodness of the Lord, that filled the earth with food.
God formed the creatures with a word, and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,
if I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky!
3 There’s not a plant or flow’r below, but makes thy glories known,
and clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from thy throne.
While all that borrows life from thee is ever in thy care,
there’s not a place where we can flee but God is present there.
|First Line:||I sing the mighty pow'r of God|
|Title:||I Sing the Mighty Power of God|
|Topic:||Children: Appropriate for; Confessing Faith; Creation: God as Creator(3 more...)|
|Source:||Divine and Moral Songs for Children, 1715, alt.|
|Harmonizer:||William H. Monk|
|Source:||Gesangbuch der Herzogl, Württemberg (present-day Germany), 1784; harm. William H. Monk (England), Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1868|
|Notes:||For capo chords, see #313.|