Scripture Verse

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


Words: James C. Wall­ace, in Se­lec­tion of Psalms and Hymns for Un­i­tar­i­an Wor­ship, by Ro­bert Asp­land, 4th ed­i­tion (Lon­don: Row­land Hunt­er, 1825).

Music: St. Sav­iour (Bak­er) Fred­er­ick G. Bak­er, in the Bris­tol Tune Book, Se­cond Se­ries (Lon­don: No­vel­lo, Ew­er, 1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Wall­ace or Bak­er (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


There’s not a tint that paints the rose,
Or decks the lily fair,
Or streaks the humblest flower that blows,
But God has placed it there.

There’s not of grass a single blade,
Or leaf of loveliest green,
Where heav’nly skill is not displayed,
And heav’nly wisdom seen.

There’s not a star whose twinkling light
Shines on the distant earth
And cheers the silent gloom of night,
But God has given it birth.

There’s not a place on earth’s vast round
In ocean deep, or air,
Where skill and wisdom are not found,
For God is everywhere.

Around, beneath, below, above,
As far as space extends,
There He displays His boundless love,
And power with mercy blends.