Nursery Rhymes

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God Lyrics and Music

The sincere words and lyrics of the treasured hymn begin with "1 The spacious firmament on high, with all the blue ethereal sky" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "The Heavens Declare the Glory of God" hymn were written by its English author Joseph Addison. The author of the hymn, Joseph Addison, was born on May 1, 1672 and died on June 17, 1719. The exhilarating music that accompanies the "The Heavens Declare the Glory of God" song of praise was composed by Franz Josef Haydn The composer of the music to the "The Heavens Declare the Glory of God" hymn, Franz Josef Haydn, was born on March 31, 1732 and died on May 31, 1809. We have placed "The Heavens Declare the Glory of God" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the uplifting lyrics of this popular Christian song and time-honored church hymn.

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God Hymn
Title: The Heavens Declare the Glory of God *** Name of Composer: Franz Josef Haydn *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Joseph Addison *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the motivational words of the "The Heavens Declare the Glory of God" lyrics, Joseph Addison (May 1, 1672-June 17, 1719), was born in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England and achieved fame as a son of the Dean of Lichfield who became a lawyer, journalist and hymn writer.

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God Lyrics

1 The spacious firmament on high,
with all the blue ethereal sky,
and spangled heavens, a shining frame,
their great Original proclaim.
The unwearied sun from day to day
does his Creator's power display,
and publishes to every land
the work of an almighty hand.

2 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.

3 What though in solemn silence all
move round the dark terrestrial ball;
what though nor real voice nor sound
amid 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.'

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "The Heavens Declare the Glory of God", Franz Josef Haydn (March 31, 1732-May 31, 1809), was born in Rohrau, Austria and became famous as a a great symphonist, composer and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: The Heavens Declare the Glory of God
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Joseph Addison (May 1, 1672 to June 17, 1719)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Franz Josef Haydn (March 31, 1732 to May 31, 1809)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "1 The spacious firmament on high, with all the blue ethereal sky"
First Publication Date: 1712

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