METER: 76 76 D
SUGGESTED TUNE: AURELIA
This is the meter for the hymn "The Church's One Foundation"
1. The heav'ns de-clare God's glo-ry,
The skies his han-di-work.
From day to day speech pours forth,
And know-ledge night to night.
There is no speech, no words used,
And not a sound is heard;
But through all earth the mes-sage
Goes out to earth's far ends.
2. God made with-in the heav-ens
A home to give the sun,
Which comes out like a bride-groom
Who comes out at the dawn,
Or like a run-ner ea-ger
To run the race with joy;
From ris-ing until set-ting
No-thing es-capes its heat.
3. Per-fect is Yah-weh's teach-ing,
It gives life to the soul;
Sure is his test-i-mo-ny,
Which makes the sim-ple wise.
The pre-cepts of God are right,
En-light-en-ing the eyes;
Clean is the fear of Yah-weh,
For-ev-er it en-dures.
4. True are God's test-i-mo-nies,
And al-to-geth-er just.
They're bet-ter than fine gold, and
Sweet-er than hon-ey pure.
They warn and give me know-ledge;
O-be-dience gives re-wards.
But who can see one's own faults?
Clear me from hid-den sins.
5. Keep me from will-ful sins, Lord;
Let them not rule o'er me.
Then I shall be found blame-less,
And free from e-vil ways.
Let what I say and think be
Ac-cept-a-ble to you,
O Lord, who are my ref-uge
And my re-deem-ing one.
Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.