The worlds were framed by the word of God. Hebrews 11:3
Words: Mary O. Page, in Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home (Boston: New England Universalist Publishing House, 1865), number 669, alt.
Dedication of a Church.
If you know where to get a good picture of Page (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
O God! ere Heav’n and earth were planned,
Adoring silence worshipped Thee;
Now vast the universe doth stand,
The temple of Thy majesty.
Its walls are wrought of sapphire bright;
Its countless spires are starry flame:
Suns on the boundless ether write
The sovereign beauty of Thy name.
An earthly temple, by Thy grace,
This day we dedicate to Thee;
Deign to make here Thy dwelling place
O Thou that fill’st immensity.
Fold us beneath Thy sheltering wings,
As here we worship at Thy shrine;
Ours be the peace Thy presence brings,
The glory and the praise be Thine.