356. Ye Boundless Realms of Joy

1 Ye boundless realms of joy,
exalt your Maker's fame,
his praise your song employ
above the starry frame;
your voices raise,
ye cherubim
and seraphim,
to sing his praise.

2 Thou moon, that rulest the night,
and sun, that guidest the day,
ye glittering stars of light,
to him your homage pay.
His praise declare,
ye heavens above,
and clouds that move
in liquid air.

3 Let them adore the Lord,
and praise his holy name,
by whose almighty Word
they all from nothing came;
and all shall last
from changes free;
his firm decree
stands ever fast.

4 United zeal be shown
his wondrous fame to raise,
whose glorious name alone
deserves our endless praise;
earth's utmost ends
his power obey;
his glorious sway
the sky transcends.

Text Information
First Line: Ye boundless realms of joy
Title: Ye Boundless Realms of Joy
Paraphraser: Nicholas Brady (1659-1726)
Paraphraser: Nahum Tate (1652-1715)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 66 66 44 44
Scripture: Psalm 148; Psalm 104; Joel 2:18-32; Prayer of Azariah 23 - 68
Topic: Angels; Creation; Gathering of the Community1 more...
Notes: Alt. tune DARWALL 323 365 379
Tune Information
Name: CROFT'S 136TH
Composer: William Croft (1628-1727)
Meter: 66 66 44 44
Key: C Major



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