“There is a God,” all Nature cries
“There is a God,” all Nature cries. James Montgomery* (1771-1854).
According to JJ, p.1161, the manuscript of this hymn is dated ‘January 8, 1838’. It was published in Montgomery’s Original Hymns, for Public, Private, and Social Worship (1853), published in the USA as Sacred Poems and Hymns, for Public and Private Devotion (New York, 1854). It was entitled ‘The Guilt and Folly of denying God’. It had seven stanzas:
“There is a God,” all Nature cries, All Knowledge proves “there is a God:”“There is no God,” the Fool replies, Whose heart is duller than the clod.
The grateful clod, refresh’d with rains, Pours flowers along its Maker’s path;But the Fool’s heart a Fool’s remains,...
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