Scripture Verse

The world is Mine, and all that is in it. Psalm 50:12

Introduction

Words: Sam­uel Long­fel­low, Hymns of the Spir­it, 1864.

Music: St. Ca­the­rine (Wal­ton) ar­ranged by James G. Wal­ton in Crown of Je­sus Mu­sic, by Hen­ri F. He­my (Lon­don, Tho­mas Ri­chard­son & Sons, 1864) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of He­my or Wal­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Samuel Longfellow (1819–1892)

Lyrics

God of the earth, the sky, the sea!
Maker of all above, be­low!
Creation lives and moves in Thee,
Thy pre­sent life in all doth flow.

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We give Thee thanks, Thy name we sing,
Almighty Fa­ther, hea­ven­ly King.

Thy love is in the sun­shine’s glow,
Thy life is in the quick­en­ing air;
When lightn­ing flash­es and storm winds blow,
There is Thy pow­er; Thy law is there.

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We feel Thy calm at ev­en­ing’s hour,
Thy gran­deur in the march of night;
And when Thy morn­ing breaks in pow­er,
We hear Thy Word, Let there be light.

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But high­er far, and far more clear,
Thee in man’s spir­it we be­hold;
Thine im­age and Thy­self are there—
Th’indwelling God, pro­claimed of old.

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