Scripture Verse

God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good.@Genesis 1:31
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John Chandler
(1806–1876)
© National Portrait Gallery

Words: Charles Cof­fin, in the Pa­ris Brev­i­ary, 1736 (Tan­dem per­ac­tis O De­us). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John Chand­ler & the com­pil­ers of Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern.

Music: Malmes­bu­ry Abbey James Com­ley, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Coffin
(1676–1749)

Six days of labor now are past;
Thou restest, Holy God;
And of Thy finished work has said,
That all is very good.

Yet while the seventh day is blessed,
Hallowed for rest divine,
Behold, a new creation needs
That mighty power of Thine.

Ten thousands voices praise Thy name
In earth and sea and sky;
One sinner by his sin has marred
The blissful harmony.

O Lord, create man’s heart anew,
The heart of stone remove:
Then hymns of praise again shall rise,
The fruits of holy love.

O for the songs that Thou wilt bless,
Where heart and voice agree;
O for the prayers that plead aright
With Thy dread majesty.

All praise to God, the Three in One,
Who high in glory reigns;
Who by His Word hath all things made,
And by His Word sustains.