Welcome!  Hymns have been and continue to be a real source of inspiration to me.  My desire in this blog is to share special hymns with my readers hoping that the words will minister to them, especially in times of great personal need.  If one of these hymns ministers to you, please take time to leave a comment so that I know that my blog is helping others as much as it helps me. Sometimes I will also provide a link where you can go to hear the hymn played.  So, please join me here each week and sing along as we praise God together.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


When we used to lead week-long rally Bible schools we always taught a hymn which coordinated with our theme for the week.  We thought then, as we still do, that there are many great hymns which can teach children (and adults, too) many great Biblical truths.  And kids do remember these hymns as they grow older.  This week's hymn was always one of my favorites of those that we taught.  I especially enjoyed it when we would teach this hymn to the children at Pinebrook, in the middle of the mountains.  Singing there about the power that made the mountains rise and the power that built the lofty skies was especially meaningful in that setting.  The visuals that we used ended with a picture of a satellite to illustrate the last phrase, "and everywhere that man can be Thou, God, art present there".  Each time that we looked at that visual and sang that phrase I would remember the Russian cosmonaut who, upon his return from space, said that he had looked everywhere in space and didn't see God.  Poor guy.  Someday he will see God and it most likely won't be an enjoyable experience for him. So worship our almighty God today by singing these great words penned by Isaac Watts.
(1) I sing the mighty power 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 God's command,
          and all the stars obey.

    (2) 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,
          wherever I turn my eye,
       If I survey the ground I tread,
          or gaze upon the sky.

    (3) There's not a plant or flower 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 man can be,
          Thou, God art present there.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite songs!