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Ye sons of men in sacred lays

Ye sons of men in sacred lays

Published in 26 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Ye sons of men, in sacred lays,
Attempt the great Creator's praise;
But who an equal song can frame?
What verse can reach the lofty theme?

2 He sits enthron'd amidst the spheres,
And glory like a garment wears;
While boundless wisdom, pow'r, and grace,
Command our awe, transcend our praise.

3 Before his throne a shining band
Of cherubs and of seraphs stand;
Ethereal spirits, who in flight
Outstrip the rapid speed of light.

4 To God all nature owes its birth,
He form'd this pond'rous globe of earth,
He raised the glorious arch on high,
And measur'd out the azure sky.

5 In all our Maker's grand designs,
Omnipotence with wisdom shines.
His works, through all this wondrous frame,
Bear the great impress of his name.

6 Rais'd on devotion's lofty wing,
Let us his high perfections sing:
O let his praise employ our tongue,
Whilst list'ning worlds applaud the song!

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #17

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First Line: Ye sons of men in sacred lays

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #31

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #31

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #17

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #LIX

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #116

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #116

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #101

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d388

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #101

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #101

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d647

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d286

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #37

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Hymns, Selected and Original #37

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Hymns #37

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Hymns #37

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Hymns #37

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Hymns #37

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d504

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