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1 Ye sons of men, with joy record The various wonders of the Lord; ' And let his power and goodness sound Through all your tribes, the earth around.

Let the high heavens your songs invite, Those spacious fields of brilliant light, Where sun, and moon, and planets roll, And stars, that glow from pole to pole.

View the broad sea's majestic plains,
And think how wide its Maker reigns :
That band remotest nations joins,
And on each wave his goodness shines,

But oh that brighter world above,
Where lives and reigns eternal love!
Thither, my soul ! with rapture soar,
There in the land of praise adore,

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Raise your voice, and joyful sing
Praise to your eternal King;
For his mercies far extend,
And his bounty knows no end.

Honour pay to heaven's high Lord, And his wondrous deeds record;. Through the various realms of earth, Praise him, all of human birth :

Him, whose wisdom thron'd on high,
Built the mansions of the sky;
And the orbs which gild the pole
Bade through boundless space to roll:

Him, who, o'er this earthly ball,
Looks with equal eye on all;
And to every thing which lives,
Rich supplies of blessings gives.

To the great eternal King
Raise your voice, and joyful sing ;
For his mercies far extend,
And his bounty knows no end.

YE nations round the earth, rejoice
Before the Lord, your sovereign King;
Serve him with cheerful heart and voice,
And his unrivall’d glories sing.

The Lord is God: 'tis he alone
Doth life and all its blessings give;
And still his guardian care we own,
And still upon his bounty live.

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Enter his gates with songs of joy;
With praises in his courts appear;
And make it your divine employ
To pay your thanks and honours there.

For God, and he alone, is good;
His mercy is for ever sure ;
His truth hath always firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.

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GREAT God! in vain man's narrow view
Attempts to look thy rature through:
Our labouring powers with reverence own
Thy glories never can be known.

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Not the high seraph's mighty thought, .
Who countless years his God has sought,
Such wondrous height or depth can find,
Or fully trace thy boundless mind.

3 Yet, Lord! thy kindness deigns to show Enough for mortal man to know; While wisdom, goodness, power divine, Through all thy works and conduct shine.

Oh may our souls with rapture trace
Thy works of nature and of grace:
Explore thy sacred name, and still
Press on to know and do thy will!

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Ye sons of men, with joy record
The various wonders of the Lord;
And let his power and goodness sound
Through all your tribes, the earth around.

Let the high heavens your songs invite, Those spacious fields of brilliant light, Where sun, and moon, and planets roll, And stars, that glow from pole to pole.

3 View the broad sea's majestic plains, And think how wide its Maker reigns : That band remotest nations joins, And on each wave his goodness shines,

But oh that brighter world above,
Where lives and reigns eternal love!
Thither, my soul! with rapture soar,
There in the land of praise adore,

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