Scripture Verse

Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: Thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: Thou preparest them corn, when Thou hast so provided for it. Psalm 65:9


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 167.

Music: Sti­ast­ny, ar­ranged from Jan Šťast­ný, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Šťast­ný (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Thou vis­it­eth the earth with show­ers,
Thy bound­less store sup­plies its need;
For fields en­riched and well pre­pared
Thou dost pro­vide the sow­er’s seed.

The fur­rows where the seed is sown
Are soft­ened by Thy gen­tle rain;
Thy gra­cious care and pro­vi­dence
Supply and bless the spring­ing grain.

The year with good­ness Thou dost crown
Thy ways o’er­flow with bless­ed­ness;
The hills and val­leys, clothed with green,
Are joy­ful in their fruit­ful­ness.

The pas­tures teem with flocks and herds,
The gold­en grain waves o’er the fields;
All na­ture, sing­ing joy­ful­ly,
Her trib­ute of thanks­giv­ing yields.