Can You Count the Stars?

Johann Hey

Can You count the stars of evening

That are shining in the sky?

Can you count the clouds that daily

Over all the world go by?

God the Lord, who doth not slumber

Keepeth all the bondless number:

But He careth more for thee.


Can you count the birds that warble

In the sunshine all the day?

Can you count the little fishes

That in sparkling waters play?

God the Lord their number knoweth,

For each one His care He showeth:

Shall He not remember thee?


Can you count the many children

In their little beds at night,

Who without a thought of sorrow

Rise again at morning light?

God the Lord, who dwells in heaven,

Loving care to each has given:

He has not forgotten thee.