|36 (1)||Psalm 36 Version 1||LM|
|HIGH in the heavens, eternal God,
Thy goodness in full glory shines;
Thy Truth shall break through every cloud
That veils and darkens Thy designs.
|2||For ever firm Thy justice stands,
As mountains their foundations keep;
Wise are the wonders of Thy hands,
Thy judgements are a mighty deep.
|3||Thy providence is kind and large,
Both man and beast Thy bounty share;
The whole creation is Thy charge,
But saints are still Thy special care.
|4||My God, how excellent Thy grace,
From which our hopes and comforts spring!
The sons of Adam in distress
Fly to the shadow of Thy wing.
|5||From the provisions of Thy house
We shall on Truth eternal dine;
Here mercy like a river flows,
Bearing us pleasures all divine.
|6||Life, like a fountain rich and free,
Springs from the presence of the Lord;
And in Thy light our souls shall see
The glories promised in Thy Word.
|Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|