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99. Heralds of creation! cry

1 Heralds of creation! cry--
Praise the Lord, the Lord most high;
Heaven and earth, obey the call,
Praise the Lord, the Lord of all.

2 For he spake, and forth from night
Sprang the universe to light;
He commanded,--nature heart
And stood fast upon his word.

3 Praise him all ye hosts above,
Spirits perfected in love;
Sun and moon, your voices raise;
Sing, ye stars, your Maker's praise.

4 Earth from all thy depths below
Ocean's hallelujahs flow;
Lightning, vapor, wind, and storm,
Hail and snow, his will perform.

5 Birds on wings of rapture soar,
Warble at his temple-door;
Joyful sounds from herds and flocks,
Echo back, ye caves and rocks.

6 High above all height his throne;
Excellent his name alone;
Him let all his works confess.
Him let all his children bless.

Text Information
First Line: Heralds of creation! cry
Author: Montgomery
Publication Date: 1873
Meter: 7s
Topic: Attributes of God: Mercy; Mercy's Voice in Nature
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