Christian Worship Praise From All Nature Psalm 148.
Begin, my soul, th’ exalted lay;
Let each enraptured thought obey,
And praise th’ Almighty’s name.
Lo, heaven and earth and seas and skies
In one melodious concert rise
To swell th’ inspiring theme.
Thou heaven of heavens, his vast abode-
Ye clouds, proclaim your Maker, God;
Ye thunders, speak his power.
Lo, on the lightning’s rapid wings
In triumph rides the King of Kings:
Th’ astonished worlds adore.
Ye deeps with roaring billows rise
To join the thunders of the skies-
Praise him who bids you roll.
His praise in softer notes declare,
Each whispering breeze of yielding air,
And breathe it to the soul.
Wake, all ye soaring throngs, and sing;
Ye cheerful warblers of the spring,
Harmonious anthems raise
To him who shaped your finer mould,
Who tipped your glittering wings with gold,
And tuned your voice to praise.
Let man, by nobler passions swayed,
The feeling heart, the reasoning head,
In heavenly praise employ:
Spread the Creator’s name around,
Till heaven’s wide arch repeat the sound-
The general burst of joy.