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Charlie Baum Old Hymns? (26) ADD: Through All the World Below (Captain Kidd) 24 Oct 05

The "Through all the world below God is seen all around/Through hills and valleys low there he's found/the growing of the corn..." hymn is often found in shape-note hymnbooks as either "Captain Kidd" or "Green Meadows."

Here's a link to the version in Southern Harmony, with clickable MIDI:

1. Through all the world below,
   God is seen all around;
   Search hills and valleys through,
   There he's found.
   The growing of the corn,
   The lily and the thorn,
   The pleasant and forlorn,
   All declare God is there,
   In the meadows drest in green,
   There he's seen.

2. See springs of water rise,
   Fountains flow, rivers run;
   The mist below the skies
   Hides the sun;
   Then down the rain doth pour
   The ocean it doth roar,
   And dash agains the shore,
   All to praise, in their lays,
   That God that ne'er declines
   His designs.

3. The sun, to my surprise,
   Speaks of God as he flies:
   The comets in their blaze
   Give him praise;
   The shining of the stars
   The moon as it appears,
   His sacred name declares;
   See them shine, all divine!
   The shades in silence prove
   God's above.

4. Then let my station be
   Here on earth, as I see
   The sacred One in Three
   All agree;
   Through all the world is made,
   The forest and the glade;
   Nor let me be afraid,
   Though I dwell on the hill
   Since nature's works declare
   God is there.

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