1 All nature's works His praise declare,
To whom they all belong;
There is a voice in every star,
In every breeze a song.
Sweet music fills the world abroad
With strains of love and power;
The stormy sea sings praise to God,
The thunder and the shower.
2 To God the tribes of ocean cry,
And birds upon the wing;
To God the powers that dwell on high
Their tuneful tribute bring.
Like them, let man the throne surround,
With them loud chorus raise,
While instruments of loftier sound
Assist his feeble praise.
3 Great God, to Thee we consecrate
Our voices and our skill;
We bid the pealing organ wait
To speak alone Thy will.
Lord, while the music round us floats
May earthborn passions die;
O grant its rich and swelling notes
May lift our souls on high!
|First Line:||All nature's works His praise declare|
|Title:||All Nature's Works His Praise Declare|
|Author:||Henry Ware, Jr. (1822)|
|Meter:||C. M. D.|
|Scripture:||Psalm 24:1; Psalm 96:11-12; Romans 8:19-22; 1 Thessalonians 4:4|
|Notes:||Stanza 3 alt.|