I sing the mighty pow’r of God
that made the mountains rise,
that spread the flowing seas abroad
and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained
the sun to rule the day;
the moon shines full at His command,
and all the stars obey.
I sing the goodness of the Lord
that filled the earth with food;
He formed the creatures with His Word
and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed,
where’er I turn my eye
if I survey the ground I tread,
or gaze upon the sky.
There’s not a plant or flow’r below
but makes Thy glories known;
and clouds arise and tempests blow
by order from Thy throne;
while all that borrows life from Thee
is ever in Thy care,
and ev’rywhere that man can be,
Thou, God, art present there.
Isaac Watts, 1715
Read Psalm 19:1-6
(If God’s power were not balanced with His goodness, we would live in constant, cringing fear. If His goodness were not balanced by His power, we could have no confidence in Him. Worth noting as well is the line in the last verse “while all that borrows life from Thee.” It is borrowed. One day God will reclaim it and give us a new one. His mighty power and His goodness.)