Psalm 19 (Abridged and paraphrased)

Words: Isaac Watts


   1  The heavens declare thy glory, Lord,
         In every star thy wisdom shines;
      But when our eyes behold thy word,
         We read thy name in fairer lines.

   2  The rolling sun, the changing light,
         And night and day, thy power confess;
      But the blest volume thou hast writ
         Reveals thy justice and thy grace.

   3  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 every land.

   4  Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest
         Till through the world thy truth has run
      Till Christ has all the nations blest,
         That see the light or feel the sun.

   5  Great Sun of righteousness, arise,
         Bless the dark world with heavenly light:
      Thy gospel makes the simple wise;
         Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right.

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