Praise the Lord! ye heavens, adore him

Praise the Lord, ye heavens, adore him!
Praise him, angels, in the height;
sun and moon, rejoice before him,
praise him, all ye stars and light.
Praise the Lord, for he hath spoken;
worlds his mighty voice obeyed:
laws, which never shall be broken,
for their guidance he hath made.

Praise the Lord, for he is glorious;
never shall his promise fail:
God hath made his saints victorious;
sin and death shall not prevail.
Praise the God of our salvation;
hosts on high, his pow’r proclaim;
heav’n and earth and all creation,
laud and magnify his name!

Worship, honour, glory, blessing,
Lord, we offer tot they name;
young and old, thy praise expressing,
join their Saviour to proclaim.
As the saints in heav’n adore thee.
we would bow before thy throne;
as thine angels serve before thee,
so on earth thy will be done.

Based upon Psalm 148 from the Foundling Hospital Collection (c. 1796)
Tune "Abbott's Leigh" by Stewart Cross (1928–89)

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Ref: HON 625