|104 (2)||Psalm 104 Version 2|
(from v 27)
|VAST are Thy works, Almighty Lord,
All nature rests upon Thy word,
And every race of creature stands
Waiting their portion from Thy hands.
|2||But when Thy face is turned, they mourn,
And dying to the dust return;
Both man and beast their souls resign;
Life, breath, and spirit, all are Thine.
|3||Yet Thou canst breathe on dust again,
And fill the world with beasts and men,
A word of Thy creating breath,
Repairs the waste of time and death.
|4||At Thy mere touch the mountains smoke,
And earth stands trembling at Thy stroke!
Yet humble hearts may seek Thy face,
And trust their needs to sovereign grace.
|5||In Thee our hopes and wishes meet,
O make our meditations sweet,
Praises shall all our hearts employ
Till they translate to endless joy.
|Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|