Ye sons of men in sacred lays

Ye sons of men in sacred lays

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1 Ye sons of men, in sacred lays,
Attempt the great Creator's praise;
But who an equal song can frame?
What verse can reach the lofty theme?

2 He sits enthron'd amidst the spheres,
And glory like a garment wears;
While boundless wisdom, pow'r, and grace,
Command our awe, transcend our praise.

3 Before his throne a shining band
Of cherubs and of seraphs stand;
Ethereal spirits, who in flight
Outstrip the rapid speed of light.

4 To God all nature owes its birth,
He form'd this pond'rous globe of earth,
He raised the glorious arch on high,
And measur'd out the azure sky.

5 In all our Maker's grand designs,
Omnipotence with wisdom shines.
His works, through all this wondrous frame,
Bear the great impress of his name.

6 Rais'd on devotion's lofty wing,
Let us his high perfections sing:
O let his praise employ our tongue,
Whilst list'ning worlds applaud the song!

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #17

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #31Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #31Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #31TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #17TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d185
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #LIXPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #116Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #116Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #101Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d388
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #101Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #101Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d647
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #327Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d286
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #37Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d971
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #37TextPage Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d188
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #37Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #37Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #37Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #37Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d504
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #83Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #101Page Scan



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