The Spacious Firmament on High

Date recorded: February 04, 2015

Words by: Joseph Addison

Music by: Franz J. Haydn

The spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heav’ns, a shining frame
Their great Original proclaim.
Th’unwearied sun, from day to day,
Does his Creator’s power display,
And publishes to every land
The work of an Almighty Hand.

Soon as the evening shades prevail
The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly to the listening earth
Repeats the story of her birth;
While all the stars that round her burn
And all the planets in their turn,
Confirm the tidings as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole.

What though in solemn silence all
Move round this dark terrestrial ball?
What though no real voice nor sound
Amid their radiant orbs be found?
In reason’s ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice,
Forever singing as they shine,
“The hand that made us is divine.”

Legacy Comments

Michael Valente says:

March 19, 2013

NICE MUSIC! ::))) I Am a Member of The Church of Christ and I LOVE this kind of Music. It is the best music ever – accapella gospel congregational singing. THANKS. :) ))