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THE Universal Hallelujah, OR, PSALM 148. PARAPHRAS'D.

1 PRAISE ye the Lord each Heavenly Tongue
2 That sits around his Throne:
3 Jesus the Man shall lead the Song,
4 The God inspire the Tune.
5 Gabriel and all th' Immortal Quire
6 That fill the Realms above,
7 Sing, for the form'd you of his Fire,
8 And feeds you with his Love.
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9 Shine to his Praise ye Chrystal Skies,
10 The Floor of his Abode,
11 Or vail your little twinkling Eyes
12 Before a brighter God.
13 Thou rolling Globe of Golden Light
14 Whose Beams Create our Days,
15 Joyn with the Silver Queen of Night
16 To own your borrow'd Rays.
17 Blush and refund the Honours paid
18 To your inferiour Names;
19 Tell the blind World, your Orbs are fed
20 By his O'reflowing Flames.
21 Winds, ye shall bear his Name aloud
22 Thro' the Ethereal Blue,
23 For when His Chariot is a Cloud
24 He makes his Wheels of you.
25 Thunder and Hail, and Fires and Storms,
26 The Troops of his Command,
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27 Appear in all your Dreadful Forms,
28 And speak his awful Hand.
29 Shout to the Lord, ye Surging Seas,
30 In your Eternal Roar,
31 Let Wave to Wave resound his Praise,
32 And Shore reply to Shore:
33 While Monsters rolling on the Flood
34 In Scaly Silver shine,
35 Speak terribly their Maker-God,
36 And lash the foaming Brine.
37 But Gentler Things shall tune his Name
38 To softer Notes than these,
39 Young Zephyrs breathing o're the Stream,
40 Or whispering thro' the Trees.
41 Wave your tall Heads, ye lofty Pines,
42 To him that bid you grow,
43 Sweet Clusters, bend the fruitful Vines
44 On every Thankful Bough.
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45 Let the shrill Birds his Honour raise,
46 And tune it in the Sky:
47 While groveling Beasts attempt his Praise
48 With hoarser Harmony.
49 Thus while the meaner Creatures sing,
50 Ye Mortals take the Sound,
51 Eccho the Glories of your King
52 Thro' all the Nations round.
53 Th' Eternal Name must fly abroad
54 From England to Japan;
55 And the whole Race shall bow to God
56 That owns the Name of Man.


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Title (in Source Edition): THE Universal Hallelujah, OR, PSALM 148. PARAPHRAS'D.
Author: Isaac Watts
Genres: hymn

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Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Horæ lyricæ: Poems, chiefly of the lyric kind. In two books. ... By I. Watts. London: Printed by S. and D. Bridge, for John Lawrence at the Sign of the Angel in the Poultrey. MDCCVI., 1706, pp. 21-24. [20],267,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T82397; OTA K067329.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library.)

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