Hymnal: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #C.III (1737) Hymnal Title: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Lyrics: 1 Great God, the Heav'n's well order'd Frame
Declares the Glories of thy Name:
There thy rich Works of Wonder shine:
A Thousand starry Beauties there,
A Thousand radiant Marks appear
Of boundless Power and Skill divine.
2 From Night to Day from Day to Night,
The dawning and the falling Light
Lectures of heavenly Wisdom read:
With silent Eloquence they raise
Our Thoughts to our Creator's Praise,
And neither Sound nor Language need.
3 Yet their divine Instructions run
Far as the Journeys of the Sun,
And every Nation knows their Voice:
The Sun, like some young Bridegroom drest
Breaks from the Chamber of the East,
Rolls round, and makes the Earth rejoice.
4 Where'er he spreads his Beams abroad
He smiles, and speaks his Maker God;
All Nature joins to shew thy Praise:
Thus God in every Creature shines;
Fair is the Book of Nature's Lines,
But fairer is the Book of Grace.
5 I love the Volumes of thy Word;
What Light and Joy those Leaves afford
To Souls benighted and distrest;
Thy Precepts guide my doubtful Way,
Thy Fear forbids my Feet to stray,
Thy Promise leads my Heart to rest.
8 Who knows the Errors of his Thoughts?
O cleanse me from my secret Faults,
And from presumptuous Sins restrain;
Accept my poor Attempts of Praise,
If I have read thy Book of Grace
And Book of Nature not in vain.
Scripture: Psalm 19 Languages: English
Great God, the Heav'ns well order'd Frame