Scripture Verse

…who formed the mountains by Your power, having armed Yourself with strength, who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations. Psalm 65:6–7

Introduction

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John B. Herbert
1852–1927

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. The prov­i­dence of God in air, earth and sea; or, the bless­ing of rain.

Music: La­fay­ette John B. Her­bert, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Isaac Watts
1674–1748

Lyrics

’Tis by Thy strength the moun­tains stand,
God of eter­nal pow­er;
The sea grows calm at Thy com­mand,
And tem­pests cease to roar.

Thy morn­ing light and ev­en­ing shade
Successive com­forts bring;
Thy plen­teous fruits make har­vest glad,
Thy flow­ers adorn the spring.

Seasons and times, and moons and hours,
Heav’n, earth, and air are Thine;
When clouds dis­till in fruit­ful show­ers,
The Au­thor is di­vine.

Those wan­der­ing cis­terns in the sky,
Borne by the winds around,
With wa­tery trea­sures well sup­ply
The fur­rows of the ground.

The thirs­ty ridg­es drink their fill,
And ranks of corn ap­pear;
Thy ways abound with bless­ing still,
Thy good­ness crowns the year.