Number: 274
Title: O God of Earth and Space
Composer: Hebrew melody Adapt. Thomas Olivers and Meyer Lyon, 1770
Author: Jane Parker Huber, 1980
Scripture: Psalm 8 Psalms 111 Psalms 148
Theme: God

1.  O God of earth and space,
    Of sea and fire and air,
    Your providence surrounds us here
    And everywhere.
    In fruit and grain and tree,
    In shelter from the cold,
    In cooling breezes, flowing wells,
    Now as of old.

2.  Where faithfulness is shown,
    Where love and truth abound,
    Where beauty graces human life,
    There You are found.
    Inspirer of all thought!
    Creative force of art!
    The melody on every tongue,
    In every heart!

3.  Wherever freedom reigns, 
    Where sin is overthrown,
    Where justice fused with mercy rules,
    There You are known.
    Give us the courage clear
    To make the earth a home
    For all to live in harmony
    In Christ's shalom.

4.  Your word commands response
    And summons us to life.
    We follow, strengthened by Your grace,
    In calm or strife.
    Our ever-present help,
    Our challenge and our prod,
    We praise You now and to life's end,
    Eternal God.