|First Line:||Let every creature join|
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1. Let every creature join To praise the eternal God; Ye heavenly hosts, the song begin, (Repeat previous line), And sound his name abroad. Thou sun with golden beams, And moon with paler rays, Ye starry lights, ye twinkling flames, Shine on your maker's praise (Repeat previous 2 lines). 2. He built those worlds above And fixed their wondrous frame; By his command they stand or move, (Repeat previous line), And ever speak his name. Ye vapors, when ye rise, Or fall in showers or snow, Ye thunders murmuring round the skies, His power and glory show. (Repeat previous 2 lines). 3. Wind, hail, and flashing fire, Agree to praise the Lord, When ye in dreadful storms conspire (Repeat previous line), To execute his word. By all his works above His honors be expressed; But saints that taste his saving love Should sing his praises best. (Repeat previous 2 lines). 4. Let earth and ocean know They owe their Maker praise; Praise him, ye watery worlds below, (Repeat previous line), And monsters of the seas. From mountains near the sky Let his high praise resound, From humble shrubs and cedars high, And vales and fields around. (Repeat previous 2 lines). 5. Ye lions of the wood, And tamer beasts that graze, Ye live upon his daily food, (Repeat previous line), And he expects your praise. Ye birds of lofty wing, On high his praises bear; Or sit on flowery boughs, and sing Your Maker's glory there. (Repeat previous 2 lines). 6. Ye creeping ants and worms, His various wisdom show, And flies, in all your shining swarms, (Repeat previous line), Praise him that dressed you so. By all the earth born race His honors be expressed: But saints that know his heavenly grace Should learn to praise him best. (Repeat previous 2 lines). 7. Monarchs of wide command, Praise ye the eternal King; Judges, adore that sovereign hand (Repeat previous line), Whence all your honors spring. Let vigorous youth engage To sound his praises high; While growing babes, and withering age, their feebler voices try. (Repeat previous 2 lines). 8. United zeal be shown His wondrous fame to raise; God is the Lord: his name alone (Repeat previous line), Deserves our endless praise. Let nature join with art, And all pronounce him blest; But saints that dwell so near his heart Should sing his praises best. (Repeat previous 2 lines).