Quoting the 17th century melody CAPTAIN KIDD, Howard has set a text by Elder Hibbard that is reminiscent of an early Psalm text with vivid references to nature and the power of God seen in nature. The cello part, included at the back of the score, introduces the thematic music and is quite long and legato at the beginning. It becomes almost programmatic as the music unfolds, reflecting the many powerful images described. Where nature's works declare, God is there! Duration Ca. 4 minutes