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4 Let men, with their united voice,
Adore the eternal God,
And spread His honors and their joys
Through nations far abroad.
5 Let faith, and love, and duty join,
One general song to raise;
Let saints in earth and heaven combine
In harmony and praise.
YOME, Thou almighty King,
Help us to praise!
O'er all victorious,
Come and reign over us,
Ancient of days.
2 Jesus, our Lord, descend;
From all our foes defend,
Nor let us fall;
Let Thine almighty aid
Our sure defence be made,
Our souls on Thee be stay'd;
Lord, hear our call!
3 Come, holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear,
In this glad hour:
Thou, Who almighty art,
Now rule in every heart,
And ne'er from us depart,
Spirit of power.
4 To Thee, great One in Three,
The highest praises be,
Thy sov'reign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity
Love and adore!
10 the name of God on high,
God of might and majesty,
God of heaven, and earth, and sea,
Blessing, praise and glory be.
2 To the name of Christ the Lord,
Son of God, incarnate Word,
Christ, by Whom all things were made,
Be an endless honor paid.
3 To the Holy Spirit be
Equal praise eternally,
With the Father and the Son,
One in name, in glory one.
4 Glorious is our God the Lord,
Praises, then, with one accord
To His holy name be given,
By the sons of earth and heaven.
HE spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim.
2 Th' unwearied sun, from day to day,
Does his Creator's power display,
And publishes to every land
The work of an Almighty hand.
3 Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly to the list'ning earth
Repeats the story of her birth:
4 Whilst all the stars that round her burn,
And all the planets in their turn,
Confirm the tidings, as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole.
5 What though in solemn silence all
Move round this dark terrestrial ball
What though no real voice nor sound
Amidst their radiant orbs be found.
6 In reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice,
Forever singing as they shine.
The hand that made us is divine.
Who bade the mountains rise,
E sing the almighty power of God
Who spread the flowing seas abroad,
And built the lofty skies.
2 We sing the wisdom that ordain'd
The sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at His command,
And all the stars obey.
3 We sing the goodness of the Lord,
Who fills the earth with food;
Who form'd His creatures by a word,
And then pronounced them good,
4 Lord, how Thy wonders are display'd,
Where'er we turn our eyes,
Whether we view the ground we tread,
Or gaze upon the skies!
5 There's not a plant nor flower below,
But makes Thy glories known:
And clouds arise, and tempests blow,
By order from Thy throne.
6 On Thee each moment we depend;
If Thou withdraw, we die.
Oh, may we ne'er that God offend,
Who is forever nigh!
to the hills I lift mine eyes,
The eternal hills beyond the skies;
Thence all her help my soul derives,
There my almighty Refuge lives.
2 He lives the everlasting God
That built the world, that spread the flood:
The heavens with all their hosts He made,
And the dark regions of the dead.
3 He guides our feet, He guards our way;
His morning smiles bless all the day:
He spreads the evening veil, and keeps
The silent hours, while Israel sleeps.
4 Israel, a name divinely blest,
May rise secure, securely rest;
Thy holy Guardian's wakeful eyes
Admit no slumber. nor surprise.
5 Should earth and hell with malice burn,
Still thou shalt go, and still return,
Safe in the Lord; His heavenly care
Defends thy life from ev'ry snare.
ET the whole race of creatures lie
Abased before the Lord!
Whate'er His powerful hand has form'd
He governs with a word.
2 Ten thousand ages ere the skies
Were into motion brought,
All the long years and worlds to come
Stood present to His thought.
3 There's not a sparrow or a worm
O'erlook'd in His decrees;
He raises monarchs to a throne,
Or sinks with equal ease.
4 If light attend the course I go,
"Tis He provides the rays;
And 'tis His hand that hides the sun,
If darkness cloud my days.
5 Trusting His wisdom and His love,
I would not wish to know
What in the book of His decrees
Awaits me here below.
6 Be this alone my fervent prayer,
Whate'er my lot shall be,
Or joys, or sorrows, may they form
My soul for heaven and Thee!