172. C. M. Lutheran Coll. Goodness of God in his Works.
1 Hail, great Creator -- wise and good!
To thee our songs we raise:
Nature, through all her various scenes,
Invites us to thy praise.
2 Thy glory beams in every star,
Which gilds the gloom of night,
And decks the smiling face of morn
With rays of cheerful light.
3 Great nature's God! still may these scenes
Our serious hours engage!
Still may our grateful hearts consult
Thy works' instructive page!
4 And while, in all thy wondrous ways,
Thy varied love we see:
Oh, may our hearts, great God, be led
Through all thy works to thee.