The Book Of Praise From The Best English Hymn Writers

450 Christian Songs & Hymns Selected & Arranged By Roundell Palmer

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God the Creator.                       3 \
The planets glittering on their heavenly way, The shining constellations, join and say,
Alleluia ■ Ye clouds that onward sweep. Ye winds on pinions light, Ye thunders, echoing loud and deep, Ye lightnings, wildly bright, In sweet consent unite your Alleluia! Ye floods and ocean billows, Ye storms and winter snow, Ye days of cloudless beauty, Hoar frost and summer glow ; Ye groves that wave in spring, And glorious forests, sing
Alleluia! First let the birds, with painted plumage gay, Exalt their great Creator's praise, and say
Alleluia! Then let the beasts of earth, with varying strain, Join in creation's hymn, and cry again,
Alleluia! Here let the mountains thunder forth sonorous,
Alleluia! There let the valleys sing in gentler chorus,
Alleluia! Thou jubilant abyss of ocean, cry
Alleluia! Ye tracts of earth and continents, reply
Alleluia! To God, Who all creation made, The frequent hymn be duly paid ;
Alleluia! This is the strain, the eternal strain, the Lord Almighty loves;

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