To whom then will ye liken God (Horatio W. Parker)
- Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2021-07-19). Score information: Letter, 13 pages, 168 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 1909
Original text and translations
Isaiah 40: 18, 21-23, 28-31
To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?
Have ye not known? have ye not heard?
hath it not been told you from the beginning?
have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?
It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth,
that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain,
and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
That bringeth the princes to nothing;
he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
To whom then will ye liken me, saith the Holy One, to whom?
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard,
that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth,
fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.