Scripture Verse

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


Charles C. Case

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.