The heavens declare thy glory, Lord (William Knapp)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-21).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Words and 4-part harmony from Hymns Ancient and Modern New Standard to the tune Wareham. Verses underlaid.
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-21).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 103 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Words from Hymns Ancient and Modern New Standard to the tune Wareham. Verses not underlaid.

General Information

Title: The heavens declare thy glory, Lord
Composer: William Knapp
Tune: Wareham
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

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External websites: https://embassysingers.de/scores/hymns.html

Original text and translations

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The heavens declare thy glory, Lord;
in every star thy wisdom shines;
but when our eyes behold thy word,
we read thy name in fairer lines.

Sun, moon, and stars convey thy praise
round the whole earth, and never stand;
so, when thy truth began 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 heavenly light;
thy Gospel makes the simple wise,
thy laws are pure, thy judgements right.

Thy noblest wonders here we view,
in souls renewed and sins forgiven:
Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew,
and make thy word my guide to heaven.
 

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 19.