From All That Dwell Below the Skies
Melody - "Duke Street," attr. John C. Hatton, 1793
Alternate Melody - "Laßt uns erfreuen", Geistliche Kirchengesäng, Köln, 1623
Verses 1,2, Isaac Watts, 1719; v3, anonymous; verse 4, Robert Spence, from the "Pocket Hymn Book," 1780
From all that dwell below the skies,|
Let the Creator's praise arise;
Let the Redeemer's Name be sung,
Through every land by every tongue.
2. Eternal are Thy mercies, Lord;
Eternal truth attends Thy Word.
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore,
Till suns rise and set no more.
3. Your lofty themes, ye mortals, bring,|
In songs of praise divinely sing;
The great salvation loud proclaim,
And shout for joy the Saviour's Name.
4. In every land begin the song;
To every land the strains belong;
In cheerful sounds all voices raise,
And fill the world with loudest praise.
Note: if you use the alternate melody, there is an "Alleluia! Alleluia!" after line 2 of every verse,
and an "Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!" after line 4 of each verse. These are needed for the sake of the German tune.
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