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Begin, my soul, the exalted lay

Begin, my soul, the exalted lay

Author: John Ogilvie
Published in 207 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Begin, my soul, the exalted lay;
Let each enraptured thought obey,
And praise the Almighty name;
Lo! heaven, and earth, and seas, and skies,
In one melodious concert rise,
To swell the inspiring theme.

2 Thou heaven of heavens, his vast abode,
Ye clouds, proclaim your Maker, God;
Ye thunders, speak his power;
Lo! on the lightning's fiery wing
In triumph rides the eternal King
The astonished worlds adore.

3 Ye deeps, with roaring billows, rise
To join the thunders of the skies;
Praise him who bids you roll;
His praise in softer notes declare,
Each whispering breeze of yielding air,
And breathe it to the soul.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #322

Author: John Ogilvie

John Ogilvie was born in 1733, and was minister of Midmar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, from 1759 until his death in 1814. He published some theological and philosophical treatises, and a number of poems. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Begin, my soul, the exalted lay
Author: John Ogilvie
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11967
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The Cyber Hymnal #11967

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