Words by Isaac Watts, 1715
Tune: ELLACOMBE by William H. Monk, 1868
Key signature: B flat major (2 flats)
1. I sing the mighty power of God, That made the mountains rise, That spread the flowing seas abroad, And built the lofty skies. I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day; The moon shines full at His command, and all the stars obey.
2. I sing the goodness of the Lord, That filled the earth with food; He formed the creatures with His word, And then pronounced them good. Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, Where’er I turn my eye, If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.
3. There’s not a plant or flower below, But makes Thy glories known, And clouds arise, and tempests blow, By order from Thy throne; While all that borrows life from Thee Is ever in Thy care; And everywhere that man can be, Thou, God art present there.
4. In Heaven He shines with beams of love, With wrath in hell beneath: ‘Tis on His earth I stand or move, And ‘tis His air I breathe. His hand is my perpetual guard, He keeps me with His eye: Why should I then forget the Lord, Who is for ever nigh?