Scripture Verse

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


Joachim Neander (1650–1680)

Words: Jo­ach­im Ne­an­der, 1680.

Music: Gott sei dank Neu­es geist­reich­es Ge­sang­buch, by Jo­hann A. Frey­ling­hau­sen (Hal­le, Ger­ma­ny: 1704) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Johann A. Freylinghausen (1670–1739)


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.