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Whose gentle beams and borrow'd light

Are softer rivals of the noon :
4 Arise, and to that foy'reign Power

Waxing and waning honours pay,
Who bade thee rule the dusky bours,

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,
Whore boundless treasures can afford

So rich a pavement for his feet. 7 O God of glory, God of love,

Thou art our fun that makes our days ;
With all thy thining works above
We would unite to sing thy praise.

WATTS.

Pfalm.CXLVIII. 2d Part. L. M. [% A

WAKE, ye tempeits, and his fame

In sounds of dreadful praise declare ;
While the soft whisper of his name

Fills every gentle breeze of air.
2 Let clouds, and winds, and waves agree

To join their praise with blazing fire ;
Let the firm carth and rolling fea

In this eternal song conspire.
3 Ye flowery plains, proclaim his skill ;

Vallies, lie low before his eye ;
And let his praife, from every hill,
Rife, tuneful, to the neighb’ring sky:

Ye stubborn oaks, and stately pines,
Bend your high branches, and adore ;
Praise him, ye beasts, in different strains ;
The lamb shall bleat, the lion roar.
Birds, ye shall make his praise your theme,
Nature demands a song from you ;
While the dumb fish that cut the stream
Leap up and mean his praises too.
Mortals, can you refrain your tongue,
When Nature all around you fings?
O for a shout from old and

young,
From humble swains and lofty kings !
7 Wide as his vast dominion lies,
Make the Creator's name be known ;
Loud as his thunder shout his praise,
And found it lofty as his throne.
8 JEHOVAH ! tis a glorious word !
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may it dwell on every tongue ! But those who best have known the Lord, Are bound to raise the noblest song.

WATTS.

Plalm CXLVIII. Short Mctre. [X]

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every creature join

To praise th' eternal God; Ye heavenly hoft, the fong begin,

And found his name abroad.
2 Thou fun, with golden beams,

And moon, with paler rays,
Ye starry lights, ye twinkling flames,

Shine to your Maker's praise.
3 He built those worlds above,

And fix'd their wondrous frame ;

By his command, they stand or move,

And ever speak his name.
4 Ye vapours, when ye rise,

Or fall in showers, or snow,
Ye thunders murm'ring round the skies,

His power and glory show.
5 Wind, hail and flashing fire,

Agree to praise the Lord,
When ye in dreadful storms conspire

To execute his word.
6 By all his works above,

His honours be express'd ;
But they who taste his faving love,
Should sing his praises beit.

Watts.

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Psalm CXLVIII. ift Hallelujah Met.[x]

Universal Praise.
E boundless realms of joy!

Exalt your Maker's fame ;
His praise your song employ,

Above the starry frame.
Ye holy throng Of angels bright,
In worlds of light, Begin the song.

Thou fun, with dazzling rays,
Thou moon that rules the night ;
Shine to your Maker's praise,

With stars of feebler light.
His praise declare, Ye heavens above,

And clouds that move In liquid air. 3

Let them adore the Lord,
And praise his holy name ;
By whose almighty word,
They all from nothing came.

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And all shall laft, From changes free ;
His firm decree Stands eyer fast.

He mov'd their mighty wheels,
In unknown ages paft ;
And each his word fulfils,

While time and naturé last.
In different ways,

His works proclaim
His wond'rous name,

And speak his praise.
United zeal be shown,
His wondrous fame to raise,
Whose glorious name alone
Deserves our endless praise.
Earth's utmost ends His power obey
His glorious sway The sky transcends,

Virgins and youths engage,
To found his praise divine ;
While infancy and age

Their feebler voices join.
Wide as he reigns,

His name be sung,
By every tongue, In endlefs strains.
Let all the nations fear
The God who rules above ;
He brings his people near,

And makes them taste his love.
city While earth and sky Attempt his praise,
His faints shall raise His honour; high.

Tate and Watts, united. ; Balm CXLVIII. 2d Hallelujah Met.[X]

Praise from oil the Creatures.

FIRST PART.
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Your great Preserver, raise,
Ye creatures of his hand,
Your highest notes of praise.

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Let ev'ry voice

Proclaim his power,
His name adore, And loud rejoice.
2 Let all creation join,

To pay the tribute due ;
Ye heavenly hosts begin,

And we shall learn of you.
Let nature raise, From every tongue,

A general song Of grateful praise. 3 Thou source of light and heat,

Bright ruler of the day,
Dispensing blessings round,

With all diffusive ray:
From morn to night, With every beam,
Record his name,

Who gave thee light 4 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,
That pour your blessings down,

Or charm our gazing eyes :
His goodness speak, His praise declare,
As through the air You shine or break,

Ye winds, that shake the world,
With tempests on your wing,
Or breathe in gentle gales,
To waft the smiling spring :
Proclaim aloud,

As you fulfil
His fov’reign will, The pow'rful Gop.

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