Redeemed Hymn 84 – The Spacious Firmament on High

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth his handiwork Ps. 19:1

1 The spacious firmament on high,

With all the blue ethereal sky,

And spangled heav’ns a shining frame

Their great Original proclaim.


2 The unwearied sun, from day to day,

Doth his creator’s power display;

And publishes to every land

The work of an Almighty hand.


3 Soon as the evening shades prevail,

The moon takes up the wondrous tale,

And nightly to listening earth

Repeats the story of her birth:


4 While all the stars that round her burn,

And all the planets in their turn

Confirm the tidings as they roll,

And spread the truth from pole to pole.


5 What though is solemn silence all

Move round this dark terrestrial ball,

What though to real voice nor sound

Amidst their radiant orbs be found:


6 In reason’s ear they all rejoice,

And utter forth a glorious voice,

For every singing as they shine;

The hand that made us is divine!

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