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5 I'll praise Him while He lends me breath; And when my voice is lost in death,
Praise shall employ my nobler powers: My days of praise shall ne'er be past, While life, and thought, and being last,
Or immortality endures. 199 PSALM CXLVII. C. M. F. HEMANS. 1
every height Songs to His glory raise : Ye angel-hosts, ye stars of night,
Join in immortal praise.
20 heaven of heavens, let praise far
swelling From all thine orbs be sent : Join in the strains, ye waters, dwelling
Above the firmament.
3 For His the word which gave you birth,
And majesty and might;
And let the deeps unite.
Ye servants of His will;
His mandates to fulfil; 5 Mountains and rocks, to heaven that rise ;
Fair cedars of the wood;
Or track the plains for food :
Waves the proud sceptre high;
O age and infancy:
7 Praise ye His name, to whom alone
All homage should be given ; Whose glory from th' eternal throne,
Spreads wide o'er earth and heaven,
PRAISE ye the Lord, immortal choir,
In heavenly heights
Burning with perfect love.
Ye million suns of space :
Running your mystic race.
With crystal, crimson, gold;
The Light of light unfold.
In deep eternal roar;
And shore reply to shore. 5 Storm, lightning, thunder, hail, and snow,
Wild winds that keep His word,
Unite to bless the Lord.
Whisper it every flower:
That tells His love and power.
Whilst man shall lead it on:
In glorious unison.
8 Come, aged man, come, little child,
Youth, maiden, peasant, king, To God in Jesus reconciled,
Your hallelujahs bring. 9 The Omnipresent Deity,
Maker of earth and heaven, The great Redeeming Majesty,
To Him the praise be given.
From distant worlds where creatures
And sound it dreadful down to hell. 2 The Lord ! how absolute He reigns !
Let every angel bend the knee;
And speak how fierce His terrors be. 3 High on a throne His glories dwell,
An awful throne of shining bliss :
How dark thy beams compard to His. 4 Wide as His vast dominion lies,
Make the Creator's name be known;
And sound it lofty as His throne. 5 Jehovah ! 'tis a glorious word:
O may it dwell on every tongue !
Are bound to raise the noblest song. 6 Speak of the wonders of that love
Which Gabriel plays on every chord :
PSALM CXLVII. 6's & 7's. 1 NGELS, assist to sing
The honours of your God;
And sound His name abroad;
Swell the universal song.
Your joyful voices raise ;
Your great Redeemer praise ;
Shake the earth and pierce the skies. 3 Let day and dusky night
In solemn order join,
And speak His power divine;
Echo with the sacred tale. 4 Let every creature sing,
The honours of our God;
And sound His praise abroad :
7.6. 1 AISE the Lord who reigns above,
And keeps His courts below; Praise Him for His boundless love,
And all His greatness shew: Praise Him for His noble deeds;
Praise Him for His matchless power : Him, from whom all good proceeds,
Let earth and heaven adore.
2 Publish, spread to all around
The great Immanuel's Name : Let the gospel-trumpet sound;
Him Prince of Peace proclaim. Praise Him, every tuneful string ;
All the reach of heavenly art, All the power of music bring,
The music of the heart. 3 Him, in whom they move and live,
Let every creature sing; Glory to our Saviour give,
And homage to our King.
As in heaven, on earth ador'd.
Let all things praise the Lord.
PSALM CL. C. M. WATTS. 1 N God's own house pronounce His praise,
His grace He there reveals ;
For there His glory dwells.
While you rehearse His deeds ;
Your highest praise exceeds.
Proclaim your Maker bless'd;
My soul shall praise Him best.
7's. MERRICK. 1
O praise the name divine !