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Ere God had built the mountains Or raise




Ere God had built the mountains,
Or raised the fruitful hills;
Before He filled the fountains
That feed the running rills;
In me from everlasting,
The wonderful I Am,
Found pleasures never wasting,
And Wisdom is my name.


When, like a tent to dwell in,
He spread the skies abroad,
And swathed about the swelling
Of Ocean’s mighty flood;
He wrought by weight and measure,
And I was with Him then:
Myself the Father’s pleasure,
And mine, the sons of men.


Thus Wisdom’s words discover
Thy glory and Thy grace,
Thou everlasting Lover
Of our unworthy race!
Thy gracious eye surveyed us
Ere stars were seen above;
In wisdom Thou hast made us,
And died for us in love.


And couldst Thou be delighted
With creatures such as we,
Who, when we saw Thee, slighted,
And nailed Thee to a tree?
Unfathomable wonder,
And mystery divine!
The voice that speaks in thunder,
Says, “Sinner, I am thine!”


And art Thou, Lord, delighted
To call us now Thine own ---
The love no longer slighted
Which Thou to us hast shown?
Oh, way of purposed blessing
In death told out to man!
The fruit we're now possessing,
Of Wisdom's wondrous plan.

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1779
      Bible Refs: Pr 8:22-31;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1889# 667
      1983# 32
      1881# 4
      1954# 60
      1869# 216
      MUSIC
      Name: ES FLOG EIN KLEINS WALDVÖGELEI
      Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 17 cent,1904
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 103 No key
        # 723C
        # 585G
        # 32G
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 7 6 D

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