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Whose gentle beams and borrow'd light
Are softer rivals of the noon :
Waxing and waning honours pay,
And half supply the want of day. 5
Ye glitt'ring stars that gild the skies, When darkness has its curtain drawn, And keep your watch with wakeful eyes,
When business, cares and day are gone : 6 Proclaim the glories of your Lord,
Dispers'd through all the heavenly street,
So rich a pavement for his feet. 7 O God of glory, God of love,
Thou art our fun that makes our days ;
Pfalm.CXLVIII. 2d Part. L. M. [% A
WAKE, ye tempeits, and his fame
In sounds of dreadful praise declare ;
Fills every gentle breeze of air.
To join their praise with blazing fire ;
In this eternal song conspire.
Vallies, lie low before his eye ;
Ye stubborn oaks, and stately pines,
may it dwell on every tongue ! But those who best have known the Lord, Are bound to raise the noblest song.
Plalm CXLVIII. Short Mctre. [X]
every creature join
To praise th' eternal God; Ye heavenly hoft, the fong begin,
And found his name abroad.
And moon, with paler rays,
Shine to your Maker's praise.
And fix'd their wondrous frame ;
By his command, they stand or move,
And ever speak his name.
Or fall in showers, or snow,
His power and glory show.
Agree to praise the Lord,
To execute his word.
His honours be express'd ;
Psalm CXLVIII. ift Hallelujah Met.[x]
Exalt your Maker's fame ;
Above the starry frame.
Thou fun, with dazzling rays,
With stars of feebler light.
And clouds that move In liquid air. 3
Let them adore the Lord,
And all shall last, From changes free;
His firm decree Stands ever fait, 4
He mov’d their mighty wheels,
While time and nature last.
His works proclaim His wond'rous name,
And speak his praise. Ś United zeal be shown,
His wond'rous fame to raife,
To found his praife divine;
Their feebler voices join.
His name be sung, By every tongue,
In endlefs strains. 7 Let all the nations fear
The God who rules above ;
And makes them 'taste his love.
Tate and Watts, united. Palm CXLVIII. 2d Hallelujah Met.[X]
Praise from ol! the Creatures.
Your great Preferver, raise,
Let ev'ry voice
Proclaim his power,
To pay the tribute due ;
And we shall learn of you.
A general song Of grateful praise. 3
Thou source of light and heat,
With all diffusive ray:
Who gave thee light. Thou moon in radiance mild, With all thy starry train, Which rise in shining hosts, To gild th' etherial plain : With countless rays,
Declare his name, Prolong the theme, Reflect his praise. 5 Ye clouds, or fraught with showers,
Or ting'd with various dyes,
Or charm our gazing eyes :
Ye winds, that shake the world,
As you fulfil