1 Now shall my inward joys arise,
And burst into a song,
Almighty love inspires my heart
And pleasure tunes my tongue.
2 Oh shine on this benighted heart,
With beams of mercy shine,
And let the healing voice impart
A taste of joys divine.
3 Oh for this love let rocks and hills
Their lasting silence break,
And all harmonious human tongues
The Savior's praises speak.
4 Angels assist our mighty joys,
Strike all your harps of gold,
And when you raise your highest notes,
This love shall e'er be told.
5 The generous fruits that never fail
On trees immortal grow;
There rocks and hills and brooks and vales
With milk and honey flow.
Source: Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #233
"Ye heav'ns, send forth your praising song! Earth, raise thy Voice below ! Let Hills and Mountains join the Choir, and joy thro' Nature flow! “Behold, how gracious is our God! with what comforting Strains He cheers the Sorrows of our Heart, and banishes our Pains. "Cease ye, when Days of Darkness fall, with troubled Hearts to mourn; As if the Lord could leave a Saint forsaken or forlorn."The final recast of this hymn in the authorized issue of the Scottish Translations & Paraphrases of 1781 is claimed for W. Cameron by his daughter in her markings of authors and revisers of that issue. In Miss J. E. Leeson's Paraphrases & Hymns, 1853, No. li., on the same passage is a hymn of 8 stanzas in two parts: (1) "Sing, 0 ye heavens! Be joyful, earth," and (2) "O Zion, from the stranger's land." This arrangement by Miss Leeson is based on the Scottish Translations & Paraphrases of 1781, as above. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)