All Nature’s works his praise declare
All Nature’s works his praise declare. Henry Ware, Jr.* (1794-1843).
This hymn is dated 9 November 1822 (JJ, p. 1233). This was during Ware’s time as pastor of the Second Unitarian Church at Boston (later incorporated into First Church: see https://www.uuworld.org/articles/exploring-bostons-churches). It was entitled, with nice Unitarian plainness, ‘On opening an Organ’:
All nature’s works his praise declare To whom they all belong; There is a voice in every star, In every breeze a song.
Sweet music fills the world abroad With strains of love and power; The stormy sea sings praise to God - The thunder and the shower.
To God the tribes of ocean cry, And birds upon the wing; To...
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