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Beasts wild and tame, In various forms, Birds, flies, and worms,
Exalt his name. 8 Ye kings, and judges, fear
The Lord, the sovereign King:
His heavenly honours sing.
His power supreme. 9 Virgins, and youths, engage
To sound his praise divine,
Their feebler voices join.
The God that rules above;
His saints shall raise Attempt his praise,
While earth and sky | His honours high.
PSA 148.-L. M. [*] Paraphrased. Universal praise lo God.
From distant worlds where creatures Let heaven begin the solemn word, And sound it dreadful down to hell. Note. This Psalın may be sung to a different metre, by adding the two following lines to everv stanza, viz
Each of his works his name displays,
But they can ne'er fulfil his praise.
Let every angel bend the knee !
3 High on a throne his glories dwell,
An awful throne of shining bliss :
How dark thy beams compar'd to his. 4 Awake, ye tempests, and his fame
In sounds of dreadful praise declare ;
Fill ev'ry gentler breeze of air. 5 Let clouds, and winds, and waves agree
To join their praise with blazing fire :
In this eternal song conspire.
Vallies, lie low before his eye;
Rise tuneful to the neighb’ring sky. 7 Ye stubborn oaks, and stately pines,
Bend your high branches, and adore ; Praise him, ye beasts, in different strains :
The lamb must bleat, the lion roar. 8 Birds, ye must 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.
When nature all around you sings ?
From humble swains, and lofty kings! 10 Wide as his vast dominion lies,
Make the Creator's name be known :
And sound it lofty as his throne. 11 JEROVAh! 'tis a glorious word
O may-it dwell on ev'ry tongue !
1 L God ;
But saints, who best have known the Lord,
Are bound to raise the noblest song. 12 Speak of the wonders of that love
Which Gabriel plays on ev'ry chord :
And sound his name abroad. 2 Thou sun with golden beams,
And moon with paler rays,
Shine to your Maker's praise.
And fix'd their wondrous frame;
And ever speak his name. 4 Ye vapours, when ye rise,
Or fall in showers of snow,
His power and glory show. 5 Wind, hail, and flashing fire,
Agree to praise the Lord,
To execute bis word.
His honours be exprest ;
Praise him, ye wat’ry worlds below,
And monsters of the seas.
Let his high praise resound,
And vales and fields around. 9 Ye lions of the wood,
And tainer beasts that graze,
And he expects your praise. 10 Ye birds of lofty wing,
On high nis praises bear,
Your Maker's glory there.
His various wisdom show;
Praise him that drest you są. 12 By all the earth-born race,
His honours be exprest;
Praise ye tl' eternal King;
Whence all your honours spring. 14 Let vigrous youth engage
To sound his praises high ;
Their feebler voices try. 15 United zeal be shown
His wondrous fanue to raise ;
God is the Lord; his name alone
Deserves our endless praise. 16 Let nature join with art,
And all pronounce him blest; But saints that dwell so near his heart, Should sing his praises best.
PSALM 149.-C. M. (* )
ing the world.
Amidst the church with cheerful voice
His later wonders sbew.
Shall their Redeemer sing;
Wbile Zion owus ber King.
Whom sinners treat with scorn :
Salvation shall adorn.
E'en on a dying bed ;
For God shall raise the dead. 5 Then his high praise shall fill their tongues,
Their hand shall wield the sword: And vengeance shall attend their songs,
The vengeance of the Lord.
And bids the world appear,
Who humably lov'd bim here.