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The gracious God, and spread his lovely Name.
In this blet Work, and help to fill the Choir :
And Seas refound his Name from Shore to Shore.
18 Exalt, O Jacob's sacred Race,
The God of God's, the God of Grace;
PSALM CXLVIII. Thirteenth Version.
For a Hymn of universal Praise !
And let it spread the wide Creation round.
Wrapt in perpetual Transport humbly wait,
In sweetest loftieft Strains his Wonders fing.
Before whore Splendors thine must fade away:
And teach Mankind thy Maker to adore.
Break thro' the Shades, and gild the Gloom of Night,
From whom all earthly Bliss and Beauty (prings,
In Light effential, fairer far than thine.
Drawn tow'sd your Centers by magnetic Love,
P A v se
Ye Valleys, to his Honor, low subside;
Ye spreading Oaks, and tall aspiring Pines ; - Or bend your Heads, or let your Juices flow,
To honor him, at whose Command you grow. 1 To him let ev'ry Beast this Tribute pay,
He feeds the Flocks, he finds the Lions Prey; storey To celebrate his Bounty and his Pow'r,
Bleat all ye Lambs, and all ye Lions roar. ***2 Ye Birds, who thro' the airy Regions wing,
Nature's Musicians, you his Praise must ling:
With all their Might in this Design engage.
Submit yourselves to his imperial Sway, at You're bound, and 'uis your Honor to obey. 15 Let youthful Voices swell th' harmonious Choir, Old Age their feebler Breath in Praise expire: O let his Love each Virgin's Heart inflame, And Infants learn to lisp his wond'rous Name. 16 But above all, ye Saints, your Breath employ, To found his Praises, and to tell your joy : You, the blest Objects of his Love and Choice,
His Glories sing with well-tun'd Heart and Voice, 17 Loud as his Thunders let his Praises sound,
From Heav'n to Earth, from World to World rebound:
Spread the Creator's Name around,
The gen'ral Burst of Joy.
And praise th' Almighty's Name;
To fwell th' inspiring Theme.
His wond'rous Mercy fing;
And touch the sweetest String.
Ye Thunders, speak his Pow'r :
Th' astonih'd Worlds adore,
And breathe it to the Soul.
Harmonious Anthems raise,
Voice to praise.
In heav'nly Praise employ;
THE PSALM CXLVIII. Fifteenth Version. STEELE.
CEHOVAH's Praise, in high immortal Strains
Resound, ye Heav'ns, thro' all your blissful Plains : Ye glorious Angels, tune the raptur'd Lay, 5 Thro’ the fair Mansions of eternal Day:
His Praise let all your shining Ranks proclaim,
And teach the distant Worlds your Maker's Name. 2 His glorious Pow'r, O radiant Sun, display,
Far as thy vital Beams diffuse the Day:
And ev'ry Star his Maker's Name repeat. 3
Ye wat’ry Clouds, as round the Skies you move, the Convey his wond'rous Name where'er you rove:
His Pow'r, ye fair expanded Skies, proclaim,
Nor change their Course till Time and Nature end. 4 Let Earth and Seas their Maker's Honor-raise,
And Monsters thout his Name in dreadful Praise :
And in soft Praise descend the feecy Snow.
In rougher Cadence spread his Wonders round:
The glorious Name of their almighty King.
In joyful Notes, ye verdant Hills reply :
And lowly Plants, the filent Worship join.
Ye gentle Herds, who know your peaceful Home:
Ye Birds, that high in trackless Ether rove,
P A USE. 8 Ye Monarchs of the Earth, your Lord adore ;
From him you hold your delegated Pow'r: - Ye Judges, his impartial Laws revere,
Be ev'ry Sentence guided by his Fear:
The grateful Tribute of obedient Praise.
While flow'ry Pleasures (trew your verdant Way,
your Creator's Praise, with duteous Joy, Your Bloom of Life, your active Pow'rs employ. 10 Let Age, declining to the Gates of Death,
In Praise respire their feebly-panting Breath:
PSALM CXLVIII. Sixteenth Version. STEELE.
O your Creator God,
Your great Preserver, raise,
Let ev'ry Voice
Let all Creation join