Creating God, your fingers trace
Creating God, your fingers trace. Jeffery Rowthorn* (1934- ).
This is a metrical version of Psalm 148, ‘Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights above.’ It was written in 1974 and submitted in 1979 for a competition set by the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada* to find ‘New Psalms for Today’. It was printed in The Hymn (April 1979).
It has four stanzas, beginning ‘Creating God...’, ‘Sustaining God...’, ‘Redeeming God...’ and ‘Indwelling God...’. It was printed in H82, and subsequently in a number of contemporary books, such as WOV, UMH, and VU. It is found in Britain in RS (1991).
The Hymnal 1982 Companion points out that the four stanzas celebrate God as...
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