Creation Hymn: The Heavens Declare Thy Glory, Lord

Study Guide:

Inspired by Psalm 19

Bible and Nebula Rays

THE heav’ns declare thy glory, Lord,
In every star thy wisdom shines
But when our eyes behold thy word,
We read thy name in fairer lines.

The rolling sun, the changing light,
And nights and days, thy power confess
But the blest volume thou hast writ
Reveals thy justice and thy grace.

Sun, moon, and stars convey thy praise
Round the whole earth, and never stand:
So when thy truth begun its race,
It touched and glanced on every land.

Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest
Till through the world thy truth has run,
Till Christ has all the nations blest
That see the light or feel the sun.

Great Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Bless the dark world with heav’nly light;
Thy gospel makes the simple wise,
Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right.

Thy noblest wonders here we view
In souls renewed and sins forgiv’n;
Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew,
And make thy word my guide to heaven.

by Isaac Watts

What does Watts say is the most glorious way God reveals himself to us?

Can we understand everything we need to know about God just from science?

How does the sun help us picture what God is doing on earth?

What is the most wonderful of God’s works?

Not the most popular of his hymns, it’s hard to find videos of it, but this version helps you catch the melody (The more popular American Lowell Mason tune isn’t too exciting):