Praise Ye the Lord

Praise ye the Lord; on every height
Songs to His glory raise;
Ye angel hosts, ye stars of night,
Send forth your voice of praise:
For His the word that gave you birth,
And majesty and might;
Praise to the Highest from the earth,
And let the deeps unite.

O fire and vapor, hail and snow,
Ye servants of His will;
O stormy winds, that only blow
His mandates to fulfil:
Ye mountains, rocks, to heaven that rise,
Fair cedars of the wood;
All things of life that wing the skies,
Or track the plains for food:

Ye judges, rulers, kings, whose hand
The sceptre waves on high;
O youths and virgins of the land;
O age and infancy;
Praise ye His Name, to Whom alone
All homage should be given,
Whose glory from th’ eternal throne
Spreads wide o’er earth and heaven.

E. F. MacGonigle, The Sodalist’s Hymnal (Philadelphia: E. F. MacGonigle, 1887).

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