« IndietroContinua »
2 Behold, what cloudy columns rise,
Terrific as the shades of night!
The lightning, how sublimely bright! 3 How dreadful is the threatening hail !
Approaching tempests, 0 how grand ! What terror doth the mind assail,
When deep convulsions shake the land ! 4 The seas with hollow murmurs groan,
The bowels of the mountains flame; The elements, affrighted, own
The awful greatness of thy name. 5 Almighty God, thy chariot wheels
In solemn pomp and grandeur roll ; Thy presence trembling nature feels,
And humble reverence fills the soul.
HYMN 13. L. M. [#]
Universal Praise. 1 CELESTIAL worlds, your Maker's name
Resound through every shining coast : Our God the noblest praise will claim,
Where he unfolds his glories most. 2 Stupendous globe of flaming day,
Praise him in thy sublime career ;
He struck from night thy peerless ray,
Marked out thy path, and guides thee there. 3 Ye starry lamps, to whom 'tis given
Night's sable horrors to illume,
With vivid fires to gild the gloom. 4 Lightnings, that round Jehovah play,
Thunders, that from his arm are hurled, The grandeur of your God convey,
Blazing, or bursting on the world. 5 At once let nature's ample round
To God the vast thanksgiving raise : His high perfection knows no bound,
But fills immensity of space.
HYMN 14. 7 & 6 M. [#]
Praise to Jehovah.
And keeps his court below;
And all his greatness show;
Praise him for his matchless power ;
Let earth and heaven adore. 2 Publish, spread to all around
The great Jehovah's name;
The Lord of hosts proclaim;
All the reach of heavenly art,
All the powers of music, bring,
The music of the heart. 3 Him, in whom they move and live, Let
every creature sing,
And homage to their King :
As in heaven on earth adored ;
HYMN 15. C. M. [#]
Triumphant Praise, 1 O FOR a shout of sacred joy
To God the sovereign King !
And hymns of triumph sing.
Let mortals learn their strains ;
O’er all the earth he reigns. 3 Rehearse his praise with awe profound;
Let knowledge lead the song ;
Upon a thoughtless tongue.
He loved that chosen race;
And heathens taste his grace.
HYMN 16. H. M. [#]
Your great Preserver, raise,
Let every voice
And loud rejoice. 2 Thou source of light and heat,
Bright sovereign of the day,
From morn to night,
Who made thee bright. 3 Fair regent of the night,
With all thy starry train,
With countless rays
Reflect his praise. 4 Let all the creatures join
To celebrate his name,
Assist the lofty theme;
Let nature raise,
Of grateful praise.
Should nobler praises flow,
Your voices raise,
Declare his praise.
HYMN 17. C. P. M. [#]
General Praise. 1 BEGIN, my soul, the lofty lay; Let each enraptured thought obey,
And praise thy Maker's name; Lo! heaven and earth, and seas and skies, In one melodious concert rise,
To swell the glad'ning theme. 2 Thou heaven of heavens, his vast abode, Ye clouds, proclaim your Maker, God;
Ye thunders, speak his power ;
Astonished worlds adore.