I Sing the Mighty Power of God

Words: Isaac Watts, "Divine and Moral Songs for Children"
The original title was "Praise for Creation and Providence"

C.M. "Ellacome,"   Gesangbuch der H. W. k. Hofkapelle, Wurtemberg, Germany, 1784; adaptation and harmony by William Henry Monk, 1868

   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 God's command, 
         and all the stars obey.

   2. I sing the goodness of the Lord, 
         who filled the earth with food,
      Who formed the creatures through the Word, 
         and then pronounced them good.
      Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, 
         wherever 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 we can be, 
         Thou, God art present there.

We usually sing this song to "Ellacombe,"   which is the music playing  for this page. However, another tune named Forrest Green is often used with these words.  (The webmaster here personally prefers "Forrest Green", but I love the words so much that I like to sing them to other tunes to keep them fresh.)

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