Hymnal: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #XV (1737) Hymnal Title: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns First Line: Rise, O my soul and leave the Ground Lyrics: 1 Rise, O my soul, and leave the ground,
Stretch all thy thoughts abroad,
And rouse up every tuneful Sound
To praise th' eternal God.
2 Long ere the lofty Skies were spread,
Jehovah fill'd his Throne;
E'er Adam form'd, or Angels made,
The Maker liv'd alone.
3 Thy boundless Years can ne'er decrease,
But still maintain their Prime;
Eternity's thy dwelling place,
And Ever is thy time.
4 While like a tide our Minutes flow,
The present and the past,
He fills his own immortal Now,
And sees our Ages wast.
5 The sea and Sky must perish too,
And vast destruction come;
The Creatures,look how old they grow!
And wait their fiery doom,
6 Well, let the Sea wast all away,
And Flame melt down the Skies,
My God shall live an endless Day,
When th' old Creation dies. Languages: English