Above: Starry Night Sky
Hymn Source = Hymns for the Living Age (1923)
Text (1921) by Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)
Thy wisdom and thy might appear,
Eternal God, through every year;
From day to day, from hour to hour,
Thy works reveal self-ordered power.
We worship thee whose will hath laid
Thy sovereign rule on all things made;
The faithful stars, the fruitful earth,
Obey thy laws that gave them birth.
Yet thou canst make a marvel shine
Amid these mighty laws of thine,
As when thy servant Moses came
And saw the bush with thee aflame.
We turn aside and tread the ways
That lead through wonder up to praise;
Whatever thou by man art found
The homely earth is holy ground.
If thou hast formed us out of dust
Through ages long, in thee we trust;
O grant us in our souls to see
The living flame that comes from thee.