Scripture Verse

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. Psalm 33:5


Words: Hen­ry Bate­man, Sun­day Sun­shine: New Hymns and Po­ems for the Young (Lon­don: Nis­bet & Com­pa­ny, 1858).

Music: Home­land (Booth) Jo­si­ah Booth (1852–1929) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Bate­man (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Josiah Booth (1852–1929)


Great God, the world is full of Thee,
Thy kind­ness, and Thy pow­er;
The bright blue sky, and roll­ing sea,
Green tree, and sum­mer flow­er.

And ev­ery day, and ev­ery­where,
Thou watch­est ev­ery­thing;
The ten­der lamb en­joys Thy care;
The lit­tle birds that sing.

And ve­ry, ve­ry kind in­deed
Thou art, O God, to me;
Supplying all my dai­ly need;
And help­ing pa­tient­ly.

Teach my young heart to yield its love
Through Je­sus Christ, Thy Son;
That I may dwell with Thee above,
When life be­low is done.