Sunday, January 3, 2016

Hymn For The New Year - 2





The spacious firmament on high
With all the blue ethereal sky
And spangled heavens a shinning frame
Their great Original proclaim
The unwearied sun from day to day
Does his Creator's Power display
And publishes to every land
The works of an Almighty Hand

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
whilst all the stars around her burn
And all the planets in their turn
Confirm the tidings as they roll
And spread the truth from pole to pole

What though in solemn silence all
Move round the dark terrestrial ball
What though nor real voice nor sound
Amid their radiant orbs be found
In reason's ear they all rejoice
And utter forth a glorious voice
For ever singing as they shine

The Hand that made us is Divine

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