Scripture Verse

Thou, even Thou, art Lord alone; Thou hast made Heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and Thou preservest them all; and the host of Heaven worshippeth Thee. Nehemiah 9:6


Peter C. Lutkin (1858–1931)

Words: Caleb T. Win­che­ster, cir­ca 1878. The words were writ­ten for the op­en­ing of the Ora­nge Judd Hall of Na­tur­al Sci­ence, Wes­ley­an Uni­ver­si­ty, Mid­dle­town, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Music: Camp Pe­ter C. Lut­kin, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Caleb T. Winchester (1847–1920)


The Lord our God alone is strong;
His hands build not for one brief day;
His wondrous works, through ages long,
His wisdom and His power display.

His mountains lift their solemn forms,
To watch in silence o’er the land;
The rolling ocean, rocked with storms,
Sleeps in the hollow of His hand.

Beyond the heavens He sits alone,
The universe obeys His nod;
The lightning rifts disclose His throne,
And thunders voice the name of God.

Thou sovereign God, receive this gift
Thy willing servants offer Thee;
Accept the prayers that thousands lift,
And let these halls Thy temple be.

And let those learn, who here shall meet,
True wisdom is with reverence crowned,
And science walks with humble feet
To seek the God that faith hath found.