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CREATING WISDOM




Eternal Wisdom! Thee we praise,
Thee the creation sings,
With Thy loved Name, rocks, hills, and seas,
And Heavenís high palace rings.


Thy hand, how wide it spreads the sky!
How glorious to behold!
Tinged with a blue of heavenly dye,
And starred with sparkling gold.


There Thou hast bid the globes of light
Their endless circles run;
There the pale planet rules the night,
The day obeys the sun.


If down I turn my wondering eyes
On clouds and storms below,
Those under-regions of the skies
Thy numerous glories show.


The noisy winds stand ready there
Thy orders to obey;
With sounding wings they sweep the air,
To make Thy chariot way.


There, like a trumpet loud and strong,
Thy thunder shakes our coast,
While the red lightnings wave along,
The banners of Thy host.


On the thin air, without a prop,
Hang fruitful showers around;
At Thy command they sink, and drop
Their fatness on the ground.


Lo! here Thy wondrous skill arrays
The earth in cheerful green;
A thousand herbs Thy art displays,
A thousand flowers between.


There, the rough mountains of the deep
Obey Thy strong command,
Thy breath can raise the billows steep,
Or sink them to the sand.


Thy glories blaze all nature round,
And strike the wondering sight
Through skies, and seas, and solid ground,
With terror and delight.


Infinite strength and equal skill
Shine through Thy works abroad.
Our souls with vast amazement fill.
And speak the builder God.


But the mild glories of Thy grace
Our softer passions move;
Pity divine in Jesuís face
We see, adore, and love.


---Alternative verses---


Eternal Wisdom, thee we praise;
Thee all thy creatures sing;
While with thy name, rocks, hills, and seas,
And heaven's high palace, ring.


Thy hand, how wide it spread the sky!
How glorious to behold!
Tinged with a blue of heavenly dye,
And decked with sparkling gold.


Thy glories blaze all nature round,
And strike the gazing sight,
Through skies, and seas, and solid ground,
With terror and delight.


Almighty power, and equal skill,
Shine through the worlds abroad,
Our souls with vast amazement fill,
And speak the builder, God.


Infinite strength and equal skill
Shine forth the world abroad.
Our souls with vast amazement fill.
And speak the builder God.


But still, the wonders of thy grace
Our warmer passions move;
Here we behold our Saviour's face,
And here adore his love.


But still, the wonders of thy grace
Our softer passions move;
Pity divine in Jesus' face,
We see, adore, and love.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1705
      Bible Refs: Is 6:3;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1889# 226
      1853# 5
      1866# 183
      MUSIC
      Name: JACKSON (BYZANTIUM)
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1780
        SCORE PREVIEW
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 6
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)

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