Scripture Verse

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


Christian F. Gellert (1715–1769)

Words: Chris­tian F. Gel­lert (1715–1769) (Die Ehre Gott­es aus der Na­tur). Trans­lat­or un­known.

Music: Lov­sang av Beet­ho­ven Lud­wig van Beet­ho­ven, 1803 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)


The heav’ns resound with His prais­es eter­nal,
In might and glo­ry they com­bine,
To tell His name through earth and the oceans
That man may hear the word di­vine.
He holds all the suns in the blue vault­ed hea­vens,
He plants His foot upon the world.
The myriad stars bow in willing sub­jec­tion,
The universe His hand un­furled,
The universe His hand un­furled.