Scripture Verse

God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1


Words: S. Childs Clarke, 1893.

Music: Sum­us Ti­bi H. El­li­ot But­ton, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

The note on the hymn is: Writ­ten orig­in­al­ly at the re­quest of the Rev­er­end Can­on Her­vey, and sung at the re-op­en­ing of San­dring­ham Church, af­ter res­tor­a­tion by…the Prince of Wales.

It was sung at the Cho­ral Fes­ti­vals at St. Paul’s Ca­thed­ral, 1893; Nor­wich and Tru­ro, 1894; Ely, 1895, and oth­ers. In Fes­ti­val and Oth­er Hys., 1896, and Add. Hymns, 1903.

Julian, p. 1622


Lord of all creation,
Now before Thy throne,
We Thy people bring Thee
Gifts that are Thine own.
Thine is all the greatness,
Power and glo­ry Thine,
High o’er all exalted,
Majesty divine.


Of Thine own we offer,
Of Thy gifts we give,
Unto Thee, O Fa­ther,
In whose life all live.

All the gold and silver,
Corn on plains and hills,
Grass upon the mountains,
Water in the rills—
All things yield Thee glo­ry,
With Thy light they shine;
Thou all art inspirest—
Science, skill are Thine.


Body, soul, and spirit,
Thought and speech, and song,
Come of Thee, Creator,
And to Thee belong.
These in bounden duty
We devote to Thee;
Thine is all the dower,
Thine the glo­ry be.