Psalm 148

Words: Brady and  Tate, A New Version of the Psalms of David

6's (6,6,6,6  4,4,4,4)

 1,2  Ye boundless realms of joy,
      Exalt your Maker's frame,
      His praise your song employ
      Above the starry frame;
         Your voices raise, 
         Ye cherubim 
         And seraphim, 
         To sing his praise
 3,4  Thou moon, that rul'st the night,
      And sun, that guid'st the day;
      Ye glitt'ring stars of light,
      To him your homage pay;
         His praise declare,
         Ye heav'ns above 
         And clouds that move
         In liquid air.
 5,6  Let them adore the Lord,
      And praise his holy name,
      By whose almighty word
      They all from nothing came;
         And all shall last
         From changes free; 
         His firm decree
         Stands ever fast.
 7,8  Let earth her tribute pay;
      Praise him, ye dreadful whales,
      And fish, that through the sea
      Glide swift with glitt'ring scales.
         Fire, hail, and snow, 
         And misty air, 
         And winds that, where 
         He bids them, blow.
 9,10 By hills and mountains, 
      (all in grateful concert joined,)
      By cedars stately tall,
      And trees for fruit designed;
         By every beast,
         And creeping thing, 
         And fowl of wing,
         His name be blest.
11,12 Let all of royal birth,
      With those of humbler frame,
      And judges of the earth,
      His matchless praise proclaim.
         In this design
         Let youth with maids, 
         And hoary heads
         With children join.
  13  United zeal be shown
      His wondrous fame to raise,
      Whose glorious name alone
      Deserves our endless praise.
         Earth's utmost ends
         His pow'r obey; 
         His glorious sway
         The sky transcends.
  14  His chosen saints to grace,
      He sets them up on high,
      And favors Israel's race
      Who still to him are nigh.
         O therefore raise
         Your grateful voice, 
         And still rejoice
         The Lord to praise.

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