How wondrous great

How wondrous great, how glorious bright 
must our creator be, 
who dwells amidst the dazzling light 
of vast eternity. 

Our soaring spirits upward rise 
unto the burning throne. 
There would we see the blessed Three 
and the almighty One. 

Our reason stretches all its wings, 
and climbs above the skies. 
But still how far beneath God's feet 
our mortal knowledge lies! 

While all the heavenly powers conspire 
eternal praise to bring, 
let faith in humble notes adore, 
the glorious Mystery sing.

#126 in Hymnal: A Worship Book

Words:  Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707-1709, alt.
   Tune:  Joseph Funk, Harmonia Sacra, 4th ed.; arr. by Alice Parker, 1967

return to "Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs" webpage

return to Long Green Valley Church "Worship" page