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I’ve long enjoyed this hymn, but the hymnals I had access to didn’t include all the verses!
Cyber Hymnal lists them all and a biography of the author, Robert Grant.
Here are the ones about creation:

The earth with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, Thy power hath founded of old;
Established it fast by a changeless decree,
And round it hath cast, like a mantle, the sea.

Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;
It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
And sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.

O measureless might! Ineffable* love!
While angels delight to worship Thee above,
The humbler creation, though feeble their lays*,
With true adoration shall all sing Thy praise.


*ineffable: too amazing for words
*lays: songs or hymns

Categories: Hymns

Cheri Fields

I'm a homeschooling blogger and book writer. The gift God has given me for His kingdom is to understand complex stuff (mostly) and share it with others using everyday words. It is a joy to share God's wonders with all kinds of people and especially the next generation!

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Kelly @RaisingSamuels · at

Listening to hymns is amazing, and getting to know all the lyrics in the hymn makes it that much more powerful. Thanks for sharing!

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