Psalm 148, Song 1


1 Loud hallelujahs to the Lord,
From distant worlds where creatures dwell;
Let heaven begin the solemn word,
And sound it dreadful down to hell.

2 The Lord! how absolute He reigns!
Let every angel bend the knee;
Sing of His love in heavenly strains,
And speak how fierce His terrors be.

3 Wide as His vast dominion lies,
Make the Creator’s name be known;
Loud as His thunder shout His praise,
And sound it lofty as His throne.

4 Jehovah! ’tis a glorious word;
Oh may it dwell on every tongue!
But saints who best have known the Lord
Are bound to raise the noblest song.

5 Speak of the wonders of that love
Which Gabriel plays on every chord:
From all below, and all above,
Loud hallelujahs to the Lord.

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