Heaven and Earth, and Sea and Air — a doxology

Heaven, Earth, Sea, and Air

Heav­en and earth, and sea and air,
All their Mak­er’s praise declare;
Wake, my soul, awake and sing:
Now thy grate­ful prais­es bring.

See the glo­ri­ous orb of day
Break­ing through the clouds his way;
Moon and stars with sil­very light
Praise Him through the silent night.

See how He hath everywhere
Made this earth so rich and fair;
Hill and vale and fruit­ful land,
All things liv­ing, show His hand.

Lord, great won­ders work­est Thou!
To Thy sway all crea­tures bow;
Write Thou deeply in my heart
What I am, and what Thou art.
Amen.

Writ­ten by Joachim Nean­der (1650−1680) and inspired by Psalm 19, from The Hymn­book, a Pres­by­ter­ian hym­nal pub­lished in 1955.

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