Beginning April 14, our new opening Psalm from the Trinity Psalter will be Psalm 19:1-6 (lyrics below). The lyrics are based on the Book of Psalms (1871) and The Psalter (1912) and set to the tune “Columbia.” Read the lyrics, understand them, compare them to Psalm 19 in your Bible, and come lift your voice to the High King of Heaven.
The spacious heav’ns declare
The glory of our God;
The firmament displays
His handiwork abroad;
Day unto day doth utter speech,
And night to night doth knowledge teach.
Aloud they do not speak;
They utter forth no word,
Nor into language break;
Their voice is never heard;
Yet through the world their line extends,
Their words to earth’s remotest ends.
In heav’n He set a tent
A dwelling for the sun,
Which as a mighty man
Delights his course to run.
He, bridegroomlike in his array,
Comes from his chamber, bringing day.
His daily going forth
Is from the end of heav’n:
The firmament to him
Is for his circuit giv’n;
And everywhere from end to end,
His radiate heat he doth extend.