Hymns that are Out of this World!

A family member, knowing of my eternal love for all things spacey, showed me this excellent hymn, which I preceded to sing in my painful, monotone way.  Beyond its awesomeness, I see it as someone’s small step towards integrating God into science and celebrating them both.  A happy effort.  Enjoy:

God of Earth and Outer Space

God of earth and outer space, God of love and God of grace,
Bless the astronauts who fly, As they soar beyond the sky.
God who flung the stars in space, God who set the sun ablaze,
Fling the spacecraft thro’ the air, Let man know your presence there.

God of atmosphere and air, God of life and planets bare,
Use man’s courage and his skill, As he seeks your holy will.
God of depth and God of height, God of darkness, God of light,
As man walks in outer space, Teach him how to walk in grace.

God of man’s exploring mind, God of wisdom, God of time,
Launch us from complacency, To a world in need of thee.
God of power, God of might, God of rockets firing bright.
Hearts ignite and thrust within, Love for Christ to share with men.

God of earth and outer space, God who guides the human race,
Guide the lives of seeking youth, In their search for heav’nly truth.
God who reigns below, above, God of universal love,
Love that gave Nativity, Love that gave us Calvary.

Words from: Thad Roberts, Jr., The Hymn, 1970.

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