Scripture Verse

God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:10


Isaac Watts

Words: Is­aac Watts, Re­li­qui­ae Ju­ve­ni­les 1734. The wis­dom and boun­ty of God in cre­a­tion; or, athe­ism chal­lenged.

Music: Mel­rose Fred­er­ick C. Ma­ker (1844–1927) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten, or where to get a good pho­to of Ma­ker (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


When God the new made world surveyed,
His word pronounced the building good;
Sunbeams and light the heavens arrayed,
And the whole earth was crowned with food.

Colors that charm and ease the eye,
His pencil spread all nature round;
With pleasing blue He arched the sky,
And a green carpet dressed the ground.

Let envious atheists ne’er complain
That nature wants, or skill, or care:
But turn their eyes all round in vain,
T’avoid their maker’s goodness there.