1 Now praise the Protector of heaven,
the purpose and power of the Lord;
all praise for his work shall be given
our Guide and Defender and Guard.

2 In God's wise and wonderful plan
was made every marvellous thing;
in God all our blessings began
the Father of glory, the King.

3 He first made the sky's lofty dome,
our holy Creator and Guard;
then fashioned the earth for our home
Almighty, Eternal, the Lord.

Christopher Idle after Caedmon (fl.c.680)
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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