Scripture Verse

All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:3

Introduction

Words: Charles S. Nut­ter, in Zi­on’s He­rald, Oc­to­ber 21, 1908.

Music: Jef­fe­ry Frank M. Jef­fe­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Jef­fe­ry (or a larger one of Nut­ter) (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Charles Nutter
1842–1928

About the time when [this hymn] was writ­ten Dr. Nut­ter had been read­ing more or less on the im­ma­nence of God in the works of Pro­fes­sor Bor­den P. Browne and oth­er phi­lo­sop­hers, and be­liev­ing the doc­trine both scrip­tur­al and beau­ti­ful he gave his thoughts this po­et­ic ex­pres­sion.

Carl Fowl­er Price
The Chris­tian Ad­vo­cate
, No­vem­ber 28, 1912

Lyrics

Our God is in the sunshine gay,
And in the darkening shade;
His presence crowns the mountain height,
And fills the silent glade.
His power is in the rising mist,
And in the falling rain;
His life is in the spring-time seed
And in the ripening grain.

The tiny flowers lift their heads
And smile into His face;
All beauty is His holy gift,
All excellence His grace.
Religion is but peace with Him,
His peace in mercy given;
All strife with Him is sin and death,
And harmony is heaven.