There is a God, all nature speaks
There is a God, all nature speaks. Anne Steele* (1716-1778).
Published in Steele’s Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional (1760), by ‘Theodosia’. In the 1780 edition it was entitled ‘The Voice of the Creatures’. It had eight stanzas:
There is a God, all nature speaks, Through earth, and air, and seas, and skies;See, from the clouds his glory breaks When the first beams of morning rise:
The rising sun, serenely bright, O’er the wide world’s extended frame,Inscribes, in characters of light, His mighty Maker’s glorious name.
Diffusing life, his influence spreads, And health and plenty smile around,And fruitful fields, and verdant meads, Are with a thousand blessings...
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