Heavens Hymn

To the tune of “To God be the glory” composed by William Howard Doane.  The original words to this hymn were written by Fanny Jane Crosby. For further information refer to Hymnal.net or Wikipedia.

Verse 1

To God be the glory, great things he has done.
He stretched out the heavens, like pitching a tent,
To separate the waters from the waters below,
Thus making the firmament, creation day two.

Refrain 1

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, from the heavens above.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, sun, moon and stars.
Praise him, highest heavens and waters above.
Let all of creation sing praise to the Lord.

Verse 2

To God be the glory, great things he has done.
Try counting the particles of the firmament.
Dust was poured into a casting, making firm the above,
Strong as cast mirror glass, God’s strength in the skies.

(Refrain 1)

Verse 3

To God be the glory, great things he has done.
He placed the two great lights in the firmament,
To govern the day and to govern the night,
And on the sky’s boundary, He lets the birds fly.

(Refrain 1)

Verse 4

To God be the glory, great things he will do.
In judgement on the nations, the heavens will pay.
The heavens will roll up and the host rot away,
The stars will all wither like a leaf on a tree.

(Refrain 1)

Verse 5

To God be the glory, great things he will do.
The sun will go pale, the moon will go red.
The earth will move out of place, the heavens will shake,
The sign of the Son of Man will show in the sky.

(Refrain 1)

Verse 6

To God be the glory, great things he will do,
Men fainting from terror at what is to come.
Before it is too late, you must trust in God,
Then you can take courage, your redemption is near.

(Original refrain)

Finish with the original lyrics – verses and refrain.

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  1. […] Songs are a powerful medium to communicate things.  Hymns of the past combined Biblical truth in lyrics with memorable music.  As I reflected on this, I wished that I could communicate some of the things I was learning in this Bible study using this medium.  I am not a musician so I didn’t know how this could happen.  Possibly my brother might compose something a little way down the track.  I then I had this idea of taking the easy way out for less musical people – use the tune to a classic hymn and write my own lyrics to it.  The hymn “To God be the glory” came to mind at this time.  The end result was this Heavens Hymn. […]

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