JTTH: I Sing the Mighty Power of God (Part Two)

I sing the mighty power of God

That made the mountains rise

That spread the flowing seas abroad

And built the lofty skies

These words are a wonderful reminder of God’s power and glory in creation, and of His sovereignty over all of His creatures. Our finite minds will never be able to comprehend the acts of an infinite God, but how many times do we just read Genesis one and two and allow ourselves to be completely awed by the strength and power that God displays in creation?

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) Have you ever thought about the implications of that statement? For the six thousand years or so of human history, mankind has tried to unpack the creation around us, to grasp even a little of what we see before us every day. Men have spent their entire lives and fortunes, racking their brains and performing countless hours of research, just in an attempt to understand one detail of the universe we live in. Humanity has literally spent millennia trying to fathom even the smallest parts of this creation, and God brought it all into being without effort!

Think of the power that mountains represent. They stand for centuries, unmoved by the troubles of men; and yet they are not even a handful of gravel to the God who created them.

By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
And by the breath of His mouth all their host.

He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap;
He lays up the deeps in storehouses.

Let all the earth fear the LORD;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.

For He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast

Psalm 33:6-9

The ocean is a fearful wonder, one day smooth as glass and the next day swallowing ships in its fury. Yet even a simple word from its Creator will turn the sea’s stormy rage into reverent fear.

Who enclosed the sea with doors
When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb;

When I made a cloud its garment
And thick darkness its swaddling band,

And I placed boundaries on it
And set a bolt and doors,

And I said, ‘Thus far you shall come, but no farther;
And here shall your proud waves stop’?

Job 38:8-11

To us, the mere number of the stars in a single galaxy are mind-boggling; the Holy Spirit describes their creation with only five words, as if the act was hardly worth mentioning! He made the stars also. (Genesis 1:16)

I sing the wisdom that ordained

The sun to rule the day

The moon shines full at His command

And all the stars obey

The sun is so bright and magnificent that we can’t even look at it for long without going blind: yet this marvel of creation bows before the sovereign God who formed it, and obeys His every command.

Have you ever in your life commanded the morning,
And caused the dawn to know its place,

That it might take hold of the ends of the earth,
And the wicked be shaken out of it?

Job 38:12-13

The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

Day to day pours forth speech,
And night to night reveals knowledge.

There is no speech, nor are there words;
Their voice is not heard.

Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their utterances to the end of the world.
In them He has placed a tent for the sun

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber;
It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.

Its rising is from one end of the heavens,
And its circuit to the other end of them;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

Psalm 19:1-6

As the psalmist says in Psalm 106:2, “Who can speak of the mighty deeds of the LORD, Or can show forth all His praise?” We truly worship an awesome God!

Make no mistake about it, the creation of the entire universe by a sovereign God is indeed a miracle. 

Josh Buice (Delivered by Grace blog)

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This is the seventeenth installment in the Journey Through the Hymns series. A new installment will be posted each Wednesday until the series’ completion. (I took a break last week; that’s why this one is a week “late”.)

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  1. Man can either pursue science to the glory of God, or to the rejection of God, but either way, they will both come to a point where they must acknowledge God’s existence and power to be logically consistent.


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