982. 'Tis by thy strength the mountains stand

1 'Tis by thy strength the mountains stand,
God of eternal power!
The sea grows calm at thy command,
And tempests cease to roar.

2 Thy morning light and evening shade
Successive comforts bring;
Thy plenteous fruits make harvest glad;
Thy flowers adorn the spring.

3 Seasons and times, and moons and hours,
Heaven, earth, and air are thine;
When clouds distill in fruitful showers,
The author is divine!

4 Those wandering cisterns in the sky,
Borne by the winds around,
With watery treasures well supply
The furrows of the ground.

5 The thirsty ridges drink their fill,
And ranks of corn appear;
Thy ways abound with blessings still--
Thy goodness crowns the year.

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First Line: 'Tis by thy strength the mountains stand
Author: Watts
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1873
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: The Seasons; The Passing Years
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