40 Days of Discipline

40 Days of Discipline:  Day 32 – Creation


1The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.  Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. (Psalm 19:1-4, New International Version)

Theme:  Rejoicing and Thanksgiving


Yesterday, several of you shared aspects of creation that inspire you to rejoice and give thanks.  James also included a link to a wonderful video entitled, “God of Wonders.” Thanks to all of you, including those who silently participated!  Today we will conclude our consideration of the discipline of seeing God through His creation. 

Sometimes the words of a song, poem or other forms of writing perfectly capture a message.  In this case, the lyrics of a hymn capture the essence of rejoicing and thanksgiving that results from meditating on God’s creation.

According to hymnologist Irving Erickson, the lyrics for ‘How Great Thou Art’ were written in 1885 as a poem by a Swedish poet named Carl Boberg.  Carl was inspired to write the poem when he observed the sea after a thunderstorm. Below is the first verse and chorus of that great hymn: 

How Great Thou Art

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder

Consider all the works Thy hands have made,

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,

Thy pow’r thru-out the universe displayed!

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee;

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee;

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

Bible Passage:   

Please study the Scripture passage above and consider the question below.


What is your favorite creation song?      

Please leave a comment.  We would love to hear from you.

4 thoughts on “40 Days of Discipline:  Day 32 – Creation

  1. My favorite Christian song that talks about creation is called “ Indescribable” by Chris Tomlin.
    Here is the link:


    There is also another one I like that is also saying something about God’s beautiful creation. It’s the song , “ Beautiful One” by Jeremy Camp.

  2. Two of my favorites are:
    “So Will I” – Hillsong United
    “Creature” – Half Alive

  3. So Will I.
    Beautiful song.

  4. God of Wonders Beyond our Galaxy

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