Adolf Lohmann wrote the song "Dein Lob, Herr, ruft der Himmel aus" as a revision of a hymn by the Jesuit astronomer Albert Curtz, published in 1659 as a paraphrase of Psalm 19 (The heavens declare the glory of God). The melody was taken from an Augsburg hymnal from 1669. The song expresses the praise of the created world for the Creation.
The song was included as No. 1 in the 1938 hymnal Kirchenlied by Georg Thurmair and Lohmann, leading the first section of praise, titled "Großer Gott, wir loben dich". In the first common Catholic hymnal, the 1975 Gotteslob, the song appeared as GL 263. In the 2013 edition of Gotteslob, it is GL 381 in the section Lob, Dank und Anbetung (Praise, thanks and adoration).