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171. High in the heavens, eternal God

1 High in the heavens, eternal God,
Thy goodness in full glory shines;
Thy truth shall break through every cloud
That veils and darkens Thy designs.

2 For ever firm Thy justice stands,
As mountains their foundations keep;
Wise are the wonders of Thy hands;
Thy judgments are a mighty deep.

3 Thy providence is kind and large,
Both man and beast Thy bounty share;
The whole creation is Thy charge,
But saints are Thy peculiar care.

4 My God, how excellent Thy grace,
Whence all our hope and comfort springs!
The sons of Adam in distress
Fly to the shadow of Thy wings.

5 Life, like a fountain rich and free,
Springs from the presence of the Lord;
And in Thy light our souls shall see
The glories promised in Thy Word.

Text Information
First Line: High in the heavens, eternal God
Author: Dr. Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: The Godhead: Creation and Providence; Providence; Nature, God revealed in (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: BIRSTAL
Composer: A. Widdop, c. 1790
Meter: L.M.
Key: G Major or modal



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