Psalm 148 J.H.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 Give laud unto the Lord, from heav'n that is so high; Praise him in deed and word above the starry sky And also ye His angels all, armies royal, Praise joyfully.
2 Praise him both moon and sun, which are so clear and bright; The same of you be done, ye glitt'ring stars of light: And ye no less, Ye heavens fair, clouds of the air, His praise express.
3 For at his word they were all formed as we see, At his voice did appear all things in their degree, Which he set fast; To them he made a law and trade Always to last.
4 Extol and praise God's Name on earth, ye dragons fell; All deeps do ye the same, for it becomes you well: The same do ye, Fire, hail, ice, snow, and storms that blow At his decree.
5 The hills and mountains all, and trees that fruitful are, The cedars great and tall, his worthy praise declare: Beasts and cattle, Yea, birds of wing, and worms creeping, That on earth dwell.
6 All kings both great and small with all their pompous train; Princes and judges all that in the world remain, Exalt his Name: Young men and maids, old men and babes, Do ye the same.
7 For his Name shall we prove to be most excellent, Whose praise is far above the earth and firmament; For sure he shall Exalt with bliss the horn of his, And help them all.
8 His saints all shall forth tell his praise and worthiness, he sons of Israel, each one both more and less: And also they That with good will his words fulfill, And him obey.