Scripture Verse

God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear, and it was so. Genesis 1:9

Introduction

Words: Un­known au­thor, 7th Cen­tu­ry (Tel­lu­ris in­gens Con­di­tor). Trans­lat­or anon­y­mous.

Music: Ill­sley John Bi­shop, A Set of New Psalm Tunes 1711 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Earth’s mighty Maker, whose command
Raised from the sea the solid land,
And drove each billowy heap away,
And bade the earth stand firm for aye:

That so, with flowers of golden hue,
The seeds of each it might renew;
And fruit trees bearing fruit might yield—
And pleasant pasture of the field;

Our spirit’s rankling wounds efface
With dewy freshness of Thy grace:
That grief may cleanse each deed of ill,
And o’er each lust may triumph still.

Let every soul Thy law obey,
And keep from every evil way;
Rejoice each promised good to win
And flee from every mortal sin.

O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son;
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.