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I turned to my trusty hymnbook for today’s hymn as everything we’ve sung recently I’ve already shared with you. I Sing the Mighty Power of God.
Written by Isaac Watts, is the author of a good number of hymns including: Joy to the World, Come Holy Spirit Heavenly Dove, From all that Dwell below the skies, and more. He had an affinity for verse since the time he was quite young, he wrote many hymns throughout his life. A nonconformist he served as a pastor in the Mark Lane Congregational Chapel, also working as tutor. He is recognised as the “Godfather of English Hymnody”.
I sing the mighty pow’r of God, that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at His command, and all the stars obey.
I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food,
Who formed the creatures through the Word, and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.
There’s not a plant or flow’r below, but makes Thy glories known,
And clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from Thy throne;
While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care;
And everywhere that we can be, Thou, God, art present there.