5583. The Perfect World, by Adam Trod

1. The perfect world, by Adam trod,
Was the first temple built by God;
His fiat laid the corner stone,
And heaved its pillars one by one.

2. He hung its starry roof on high,
The broad expanse of azure sky;
He spread its pavement, green and bright,
And curtained it with morning light.

3. The mountains in their places stood,
The sea, the sky; and all was good;
And when its first pure praises rang,
The morning stars together rang.

4. Lord, ’tis not ours to make the sea,
And earth, and sky, a house for Thee;
But in Thy sight our offering stands,
A humbler temple, made with hands.

Text Information
First Line: The perfect world, by Adam trod
Title: The Perfect World, by Adam Trod
Author: Nathaniel P. Willis (1826)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Willis wrote this hymn for the consecration of the Hanover Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts.
Tune Information
Name: DUKE STREET
Composer (attributed to): John Hatton (1793)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 13467 17655 55654
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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