20. The Heavens Declare Thy Glory, Lord

1 The heav'ns declare thy glory, Lord;
in ev'ry star thy wisdom shines;
but when our eyes behold thy Word,
we read thy name in fairer lines.

2 Sun, moon, and stars convey thy praise
round the whole earth, and never stand;
so when thy truth began its race
it touched and glanced on ev'ry land.

3 Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest
till through the world thy truth has run,
till Christ has all the nations blesd'd
that see the light or feel the sun.

4 Great Sun of Righteousness, arise!
Bless the dark world with heav'nly light,
Thy gospel makes the simple wise;
thy laws are pure, thy judgments right.

5 Thy noblest wonders here we view
in souls renewed, and sins forgiv'n;
Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew,
and make thy Word my guide to heav'n.

Text Information
First Line: The heav'ns declare thy glory, Lord
Title: The Heavens Declare Thy Glory, Lord
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2009
Topic: Mission and Ministry
Tune Information
Composer: Paul Manz
Meter: LM
Key: e minor
Copyright: Copyright 2009 Birnamwood Publications, a division of MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc.

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