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30. L. M.
Universal Praise. 1 CELESTIAL worlds! your Maker's name
Resound through every shining coast :
Where he unfolds his glories most. 2 Stupendous globe of Alaming day!
Praise him in thy sublime career ;
Gave thee thy path, and guides thee there. 3 Ye starry lamps, to whom 'tis given
Night's sable horrors to illume,
With vivid fires to gild the gloom. 4 Lightnings, that round th’ Eternal play!
Thunders that from his arm are hurled!
Blazing, or bursting on the world.
Be the almighty God adored:
And rules them with his sovereign word. 6 At once let nature's ample round
To God the vast thanksgiving raise :
Stupendous are thy ways;
And all resound thy praise.
2 Those mighty orbs proclaim thy power,
Whose motions speak thy skill ; And on the wings of every hour,
Unfold thy glory still. 3 And while these radiant globes of light,
That shine from pole to pole,
To praise thee as they roll;
The glorious concert join ? And they who boast redeeming grace,
Attempt the theme divine ? 5 Not all the feeble notes of time
Can show forth God's high praise ; Nor all the noblest strains sublime
That earth or heaven can raise. 6 Yet this shall be our best employ,
Through life's uncertain days: Till in the realms of boundless joy,
We join in loftier praise.
1 My soul, praise the Lord,
Speak good of his name!
His bounties proclaim :
Let all creatures raise
The chorus of praise !
God sits on his throne,
Yet here by his works
Their author is known :
Its Maker to show,
Fire, water, earth, sky,
Of God, the most High :
While clouds veil his form ;
Or frowns in the storm.
By wisdom divine,
With gracious design ;
His providence reigns,
Whose love still sustains,
With reason endued,
By grace is renewed ;
Let man ever raise
33. L. M.
Praise from the Works of God. 1 GREATEST of beings! Source of life,
Sovereign of air, and earth, and sea !
All nature feels thy power, and all
A silent homage pays to thee.
Pours forih to thee its earlier rays,
While raptured worlds look up and praise. 3 The moon to the deep shades of night
Speaks the mild lustre of thy name;
Thee, the great Lord of light, proclaim. 4 And groves, and vales, anıl rocks, and hills,
And every flower, and every tree,
Have each a grateful song for thee.
And, blest with reason's clearer light,
And glows with rapture at the sight; 6 Nor can the thousand songs that rise,
Whether from air, or earth, or sea,
34. L. M.
The various wonders of the LORD ;
Through all your tribes, the earth around. 2 Lo! the high heavens your songs invite,
Those spacious fields of brilliant light:
3 Sing, earth, in verdant robes arrayed,
Its herbs and flowers, its fruits and shade,
Life, from its plenteous stores supplied. 4 View the broad sea's majestic plain,
And sing its Maker's boundless reign :
And on each wave his goodness shines. 5 But O! that brighter world above,
Where lives and reigns eternal love !
35. 61 C. M. Hymn of universal Praise. Ps. cxlviii, 1 With grateful heart and cheerful tongue To God we raise the sacred song,
And praise the almighty name
To swell the inspiring theme !
His wondrous goodness sing !
And strike th' according string!
Ye thunders, speak his power!
The astonished worlds adore.