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 & 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.