Scripture Verse

God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:10


Isaac Watts

Words: Is­aac Watts, Re­li­qui­ae Ju­ve­ni­les 1734. The wis­dom and boun­ty of God in cre­ation; or, athe­ism chal­lenged.

Music: Mel­rose Fred­er­ick C. Mak­er (1844–1927) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten, or where to get a good pho­to of Mak­er (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


When God the new made world sur­veyed,
His word pro­nounced the build­ing good;
Sunbeams and light the heav’ns ar­rayed,
And the whole earth was crowned with food.

Colors that charm and ease the eye,
His pen­cil spread all na­ture round;
With pleas­ing blue He arched the sky,
And a green car­pet dressed the ground.

Let en­vi­ous athe­ists ne’er com­plain
That na­ture wants, or skill, or care:
But turn their eyes all round in vain,
T’avoid their mak­er’s good­ness there.