136. With songs and honors sounding loud

1 With songs and honors sounding loud,
Address the Lord on high;
Over the heavens he spreads his cloud,
And waters veil the sky.

2 He sends his showers of blessings 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 When from his dreadful stores on high
He pours the sounding hail,
The wretch that dares his God defy,
Shall find his courage fail.

7 The changing wind, the flying cloud,
Obey his mighty word:
With songs and honors sounding loud,
Praise ye the sovereign Lord.

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First Line: With songs and honors sounding loud
Author: Watts
Publication Date: 1873
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Psalm 74:16; Psalm 104:13-15; Psalm 104:19; Psalm 97; Psalm 100; Psalm 147; Jeremiah 31:35
Topic: Attributes of God: Providence; In the Seasons
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