Singing praises to God lifts my spirits. Songs like this bring even more joy for me – singing of the power the God displays throughout His creation. From the sun to the moon and stars, giving food and creating animals, the landscape, the vegetation – all come from God. This hymn is an acknowledging to God of His hand in every little thing on this earth.
“There’s not a plant or flower below but makes Thy glories known.”
Reminds me of the verses in God’s word that reminds us that everything on heaven and earth will proclaim God, even the rocks will call out His name.
For you shall go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall break forth into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”
I Sing The Mighty Power of God
lyrics: Isaac Watts (1715)
music: Gesangbuch der Herogl, Wurttemberg (1784)
1 We sing the mighty power of God
that made the mountains rise,
that spread the flowing seas abroad
and built the lofty skies.
We sing the wisdom that ordained
the sun to rule the day;
the moon shines full at his command,
and all the stars obey.
2 We sing the goodness of the Lord
that filled the earth with food;
he formed the creatures with his word
and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how your wonders are displayed,
where’er we turn our eyes,
if we survey the ground we tread
or gaze upon the skies.
3 There’s not a plant or flower below
but makes your glories known,
and clouds arise and tempests blow
by order from your throne;
while all that borrows life from you
is ever in your care,
and everywhere that we can be,
you, God, are present there.