Scripture Verse

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Psalm 19:1


Charles C. Case (1843–1918)

Words: Pa­ra­phrase of Psalm 19.

Music: Fa­neuil Hall Franz J. Hay­dn, 1798. Ar­ranged by Charles C. Case, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).


The glo­ry of the Lord,
The heav’ns de­clare abroad;
The fir­ma­ment dis­plays
The han­di­work of God;
Day un­to day de­clar­eth speech,
And night to night doth know­ledge teach.

Aloud they do not speak,
They ut­ter forth no word,
Nor in­to lang­uage break;
Their voice is ne­ver heard;
Their line thro’ all the earth ex­tends,
Their words to earth’s re­mot­est ends.

In them He for the sun
Hath set a dwell­ing place,
Rejoicing as a man
Of strength to run a race;
He, bride­groom-like in his ar­ray,
Comes from his cham­ber, bring­ing day.

His da­ily go­ing forth
Is from the end of Heav’n;
The fir­ma­ment to him
Is for his cir­cuit given—
His cir­cuit reach­es to its ends,
And ev­ery­where his heart ex­tends.