Amazing Galaxies, Nebulae and Earth
[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series]
The heavens declare your glory, Lord, –
the sun and stars of power and light;
by telescopes observed, explored, –
superb, magnificent the sight.
And if man travelled far in space,
how marvellous the things he’d see,
but yet he wouldn’t find a place
where he could live so easily:
Protected from those harmful rays,
with air in plentiful supply,
for earth and sky to God give praise,
and Christ, the Saviour glorify.
(The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1)
Tune: LM eg Fulda or Tallis’ canon again, tune of ‘Glory to Thee, my God, this night for all the blessings of the light’