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127. With Songs and Honors Sounding Loud

1 With songs and honors sounding loud
address the Lord on high;
over the heav'ns he spreads his cloud,
and waters veil the sky.

2 He sends his show'rs of blessing down
to cheer the plains below;
he makes the grass the mountains crown,
and corn in valleys grow.

3 His steady counsels change the face
of the declining year;
he bids the sun cut short his race,
and wintry days appear.

4 His hoary frost, his fleecy snow,
descend and clothe the ground;
the liquid streams forbear to flow,
in icy fetters bound.

5 He sends his word and melts the snow;
the fields no longer mourn;
he calls the warmer gales to blow,
and bids the spring return.

6 The changing wind, the flying cloud,
obey his mighty word;
with songs and honors sounding loud
praise ye the sovereign Lord.

Text Information
First Line: With songs and honors sounding loud
Title: With Songs and Honors Sounding Loud
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.
Topic: God's Work: Providence; God: Omnipotence of
Language: English
Tune Information
Attributed to: Jeremiah Clarke (1701)
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major

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