Advent Hymnals

091. THE SPACIOUS FIRMAMENT

Church Hymnal 1941,


1.
The spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue, ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim.
Th'unwearied sun from day to day
Does his Creator's power display,
And publishes to every land
The work of an almighty hand

2.
Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wondrous tale;
And nightly to the listening earth
Repeats the story of her birth;
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

3.
What though in solemn silence all
Move round the dark terrestrial ball?
What though no real voice nor sound
Amid their radiant orbs be found?
In reason's ear they all rejoice
And utter forth a glorious voice,
Forever singing as they shine,
"The hand that made us is divine."


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Title The Spacious Firmament
Key A♭ Major
Titles undefined
First Line The spacious firmament on high
Author Joseph Addison
Year 1941
Composer undefined
Hymnal -
Tune CREATION
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects God the Father: God's Power in Nature
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