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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;
Praise to the Highest from the earth,

And let the deeps unite.
4 O fire and vapour, hail and snow,

Ye servants of His will;
O stormy winds, that only blow

His mandates to fulfil; 5 Mountains and rocks, to heaven that rise ;

Fair cedars of the wood;
Creatures of life that wing the skies,

Or track the plains for food :
6 Judges of nations ; kings, whose hand

Waves the proud sceptre high;
O youths and virgins of the land,

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,

PSALM CXLVIII.

C. M.

200

PRAISE ye the Lord, immortal choir,

1

In heavenly heights
With harp, and voice, and souls of fire,

Burning with perfect love.
2 Shine to His glory, worlds of light,

Ye million suns of space :
Ye moons and glistening stars of night,

Running your mystic race.
3 Ye gorgeous clouds that deck the sky

With crystal, crimson, gold;
And rainbow arches rais'd on high,

The Light of light unfold.
4 Shout to Jehovah, surging main,

In deep eternal roar;
Let wave to wave resound the strain,

And shore reply to shore. 5 Storm, lightning, thunder, hail, and snow,

Wild winds that keep His word,
With the old mountains far below,

Unite to bless the Lord.
6 His name, ye forests, wave along;

Whisper it every flower:
Birds, beasts, and insects, swell the song,

That tells His love and power.
7 And round the wide world let it roll,

Whilst man shall lead it on:
Join, every ransom'd human soul,

In glorious unison.

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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.

201

PSALM CXLVIII.

L. M.

WATTS.

1

From distant worlds where creatures

dwell;
Let heaven begin the solemn word,

And sound it dreadful down to hell. 2 The Lord ! how absolute He reigns !

Let every angel bend the knee;
Sing of His love in heavenly strains,

And speak how fierce His terrors be. 3 High on a throne His glories dwell,

An awful throne of shining bliss :
Fly through the world, O sun, and tell

How dark thy beams compard to His. 4 Wide as His vast dominion lies,

Make the Creator's name be known;
Loud as His thunder shout His praise,

And sound it lofty as His throne. 5 Jehovah ! 'tis a glorious word:

O may it dwell on every tongue !
But saints who best have known the Lord

Are bound to raise the noblest song. 6 Speak of the wonders of that love

Which Gabriel plays on every chord :
From all below, and all above,
Loud hallelujahs to the Lord.

202

AN

PSALM CXLVII. 6's & 7's. 1 NGELS, assist to sing

The honours of your God;
Touch every tuneful string,

And sound His name abroad;
Pour the trembling notes along ;

Swell the universal song.
2 And ye of meaner birth,

Your joyful voices raise ;
Inhabitants of earth,

Your great Redeemer praise ;
Let your loud hosannas rise ;

Shake the earth and pierce the skies. 3 Let day and dusky night

In solemn order join,
His praises to recite,

And speak His power divine;
Every hill and every vale,

Echo with the sacred tale. 4 Let every creature sing,

The honours of our God;
Touch every tuneful string,

And sound His praise abroad :
Pour the trembling notes along ;
Swell the universal song.

203 PRAISE

PSALM CXLVIII.

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.
Hallow'd be His name beneath,

As in heaven, on earth ador'd.
Praise the Lord in every breath :

Let all things praise the Lord.

204

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PSALM CL. C. M. WATTS. 1 N God's own house pronounce His praise,

His grace He there reveals ;
To heaven your joy and wonder raise,

For there His glory dwells.
2 Let all your sacred passions move,

While you rehearse His deeds ;
But the great work of saving love

Your highest praise exceeds.
3 All that have motion, life, and breath,

Proclaim your Maker bless'd;
Yet, when my voice expires in death,

My soul shall praise Him best.

205

PSALM CL.

7's. MERRICK. 1

O praise the name divine !
Praise it at the hallow'd shrine;
Let the firmament on high
To its Maker's praise reply.

PRAISE

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