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God the Creator. 9
Let all the world rejoice,
The great Jehovah reigns ; The thunders are His awful voice ;
Our life His will ordains ;
The glories of His Name The lightnings, floods, and hail proclaim.
He rules by sea and land,
O'er boundless realms He sways ; He holds the oceans in His hand,
And mighty mountains weighs :
Unequalled and alone In majesty He fills His throne.
The universe He made
By His prevailing might; The earth's foundations He hath laid,
And scattered ancient night;
When heaven, and earth, and sea. Proclaimed His awful majesty.
When the bright orb of day
First gleamed with ruddy light, And yonder moon, with silver ray,
Marched up the vault of night;
And stars bedecked the skies, That seemed creation's thousand eyes ;
And earth's fair form was seen,
With flowers and blossoms drest; And trees, and fields, and meadows green,
Adorned her youthful breast,
Hung out in boundless space, -Amid the ocean's cool embrace ;