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GOD'S GREATNESS AND LOVE




O Thou, to whom all creatures bow
within this earthly frame,
Through all the world how great art thou!
How glorious is thy Name.


In heaven thy wondrous acts are sung,
nor fully reckoned there;
And yet thou makest the infant tongue
thy boundless praise declare.


Through thee the weak confound the strong,
and crush their haughty foes;
And so thou quell'st the wicked throng
that thee and thine oppose.


When heaven, thy beauteous work on high,
employs my wondering sight;
The moon that nightly rules the sky,
with stars of feebler light.


What's man, (say I) that, Lord, thou lov'st
to keep him in thy mind?
Or what his offspring, that thou prov'st
to them so wondrous kind?


Him next in pow'r thou didst create
to thy celestial train;
Ordain'd with dignity and state
o'er all thy works to reign.


They jointly own his pow'rful sway;
the beasts that prey or graze
The bird that wings its airy way;
the fish that cuts the seas.


O thou, to whom all creatures bow
within this earthly frame,
Through all the world how great art thou!
How glorious is thy Name.


---Alternative verses---


When heaven, thy glorious work on high,
employs my wondering sight;
The moon that nightly rules the sky,
with stars of feebler light.


Lord, what is man, that thou shouldst deign
to bear him in thy mind!
Or what his race, that thou shouldst prove
to them so wondrous kind!


Lord, what is man, that thou should choose
to keep him in thy mind!
Or what his race, that thou shouldst prove
to them so wondrous kind!

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1696
      Bible Refs: Ps 8;
      MUSIC
      Name: ST. MARTIN
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1735
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 171G
        # 45G
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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