Scripture Verse

He hath made the earth by His power, He hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by His discretion. When He uttereth His voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and He causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of His treasures. Jeremiah 10:12–13

Introduction

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F. Philip Frazier
(1892–1964)

Words: Jo­seph R. Ren­ville (Wa­kan­tan­ka ta­ku ni­ta­wa), Da­ko­ta Odo­wan, 1842. Trans­lat­ed from Da­ko­ta to Eng­lish by Phil­ip Fra­zier, 1929.

Music: Lac­qui­parle, Am­er­i­can In­di­an tune, adapt­ed by Jo­seph Ren­ville (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ren­ville (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Many and great, O God, are Thy things,
Maker of earth and sky;
Thy hands have set the heavens with stars;
Thy fingers spread the mountains and plains.
Lo, at Thy Word the waters were formed;
Deep seas obey Thy voice.

Grant unto us communion with Thee,
Thou star abiding One;
Come unto us and dwell with us;
With Thee are found the gifts of life,
Bless us with life that has no end,
Eternal life with Thee.