1 Angel bands, in strains sweet sounding,
Anthems to the Saviour raise:
Host of heaven, His throne surrounding,
Hymn the great Creator's praise.
2 Radiant orb of day, adore him,
Praise Him, thou who rul'st the night;
Heaven of heavens, O bow before Him,
Laud Him, all ye worlds of light.
3 Praise Him, wild and restless ocean
Praise Him, monsters of the deep;
Praise Him in your rude commotion,
Storms that at His mandate sweep.
4 Hills and mountains, heavenward towering,
Fires that in their bosom glow;
Clouds around their cliffs dark lowering,
Torrents down their steeps that flow;
5 Verdant fields and valleys blooming,
Insect myriads own His care;
Wild beasts through the forest roaming,
Warbling tenants of the air.
6 Kings and rulers, shout His glory,
People, join the laud acclaim,
maidens, youth, and fathers hoary,
Infants, lisp His holy Name.
7 Every kindred, tongue, and nation,
Him Who gave you life adore;
Earth and heaven, and all creation,
Praise His Name for evermore.
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871