Joseph Addison

(1672-1719 / England)

Hymn

Poem by Joseph Addison

THE spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim.
Th' unwearied Sun from day to day
Does his Creator's power display;
And publishes to every land
The work of an Almighty hand.

Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The Moon takes up the wondrous tale;
And nightly to the listening Earth
Repeats the story of her birth:
Whilst all the stars that round her burn,
And all the planets in their turn,
Confirm the tidings as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole.

What though in solemn silence all
Move round the dark terrestrial ball;
What though nor real voice nor sound
Amidst their radiant orbs be found?
In Reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice;
For ever singing as they shine,
'The Hand that made us is divine.'


Comments about Hymn by Joseph Addison

  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (3/5/2020 11:24:00 AM)

    In Reason's ear they all rejoice,
    And utter forth a glorious voice;
    For ever singing as they shine,
    'The Hand that made us is divine.' The Reason and the divine hands. very great poem. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/5/2019 10:03:00 PM)

    Mind blowing hymn that encompasses everything that is governed by the will of the almighty God. It is rich in rhyme and rhythm too.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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