Title: God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens
Composer: alt. Attr. William Moore, 1825 Harm. Charles Ander, 1969
Author: Catherine Arnott Cameron, 1967;
Scripture: Genesis 1
1. God, who stretched the spangled heavens Infinite in time and place, Flung the suns in burning radiance Through the silent fields of space: We, Your children in Your likeness, Share inventive powers with You; Great Creator, still creating, Show us what we yet may do. 2. We have ventured worlds undreamed of Since the childhood of our race; Known the ecstasy of winging Through untraveled realms of space; Probed the secrets of the atom, Yielding unimagined power, Facing us with life's destruction Or our most triumphant hour. 3. As each far horizon beckons, May it challenge us anew: Children of creative purpose, Serving others, honoring You. May our dreams prove rich with promise, Each endeavor well begun; Great Creator, give us guidance Till our goals and Yours are one.