Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Joachim Neander
(1650–1680)

Words: Jo­ach­im Ne­an­der, 1680.

Music: Gott Sei Dank Neu­es Geist­reich­es Ge­sang­buch, by Jo­hann A. Frey­ling­hau­sen (Hal­le, Ger­ma­ny: 1704) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann A. Freylinghausen
(1670–1739)

Lyrics

Heaven and earth, and sea and air,
All their Maker’s praise declare;
Wake, my soul, awake and sing:
Now thy grateful praises bring.

See the glorious orb of day
Breaking through the clouds his way;
Moon and stars with silvery light
Praise Him through the silent night.

See how He hath everywhere
Made this earth so rich and fair;
Hill and vale and fruitful land,
All things living, show His hand.

Lord, great wonders workest Thou!
To Thy sway all creatures bow;
Write Thou deeply in my heart
What I am, and what Thou art.