Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth (Man and Sin: Anthropology and Hamartiology)

“I Sing the Mighty Power of God”

I sing the mighty pow’r of God

That made the mountains rise,

That spread the flowing seas abroad,

And built the lofty skies.

I sing the wisdom that ordained

The sun to rule the day;

The moon shines full at His command,

And all the stars obey.

I sing the goodness of the Lord,

That filled the earth with food;

He formed the creatures with His word,

And then pronounced them good.

Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed

Where’er I turn my eye:

If I survey the ground I tread,

Or gaze upon the sky!

There’s not a plant or flow’r below,

But makes Thy glories known;

And clouds arise, and tempests blow

By order from Thy throne;

While all that borrows life from Thee

Is ever in Thy care,

And ev’rywhere that man can be,

Thou, God, art present there.

~Isaac Watts (1674–1748)[1]

[1] MacArthur, J., & Mayhue, R., eds. (2017). Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth (pp. 398–399). Crossway.