I don't know the music that this was sung to-but, oh! the words
make a lovely melody in my heart.
If my lips could sing as many songs
As there are waves in the sea:
If my tongue could sing as many hymns
As there are ocean billows:
If my mouth filled the whole firmament
If my face shone like the sun
And moon together:
If my hands were to hover in the sky
Like powerful eagles
And my feet ran across mountains
As swiftly as the deer;
All that would not be enough to pay you fitting tribute,
O Lord my God.
Hymn probably composed in the 3rd to 5th Century A.D.