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Praise from Heaven and Earth

Representative Text

1 Ye boundless realms of joy,
exalt your Maker's fame,
his praise your song employ
above the starry frame;
your voices raise,
ye cherubim
and seraphim,
to sing his praise.

2 Thou moon, that rulest the night,
and sun, that guidest the day,
ye glittering stars of light,
to him your homage pay.
His praise declare,
ye heavens above,
and clouds that move
in liquid air.

3 Let them adore the Lord,
and praise his holy name,
by whose almighty Word
they all from nothing came;
and all shall last
from changes free;
his firm decree
stands ever fast.

4 United zeal be shown
his wondrous fame to raise,
whose glorious name alone
deserves our endless praise;
earth's utmost ends
his power obey;
his glorious sway
the sky transcends.

Source: Common Praise (1998) #356

Text Information

First Line: Ye boundless realms of joy
Title: Praise from Heaven and Earth
Meter: 6.6.6.6.4.4.4.4
Source: Tate and Brady
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

CROFT'S 136TH


DARWALL

Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the ninete…

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