1. God who spoke in the beginning,
    Forming rock and shaping spar,
    Set all life and growth in motion,
    Earthly world and distant star;
    He who calls the earth to order
    Is the ground of what we are.
  2. God who spoke thro’ men and nations,
    Thro’ events long past and gone,
    Showing still today His purpose,
    Speaks supremely through His Son;
    He who calls the earth to order
    Gives His word and it is done.
  3. God whose speech becomes incarnate –
    Christ is servant, Christ is Lord –
    Calls us to a life of service,
    Heart and will to action stirred;
    He who uses man’s obedience
    Has the first and final word.