From All That Dwell Below the Skies

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Melody - "Duke Street," attr. John C. Hatton, 1793
Alternate Melody - "Laßt uns erfreuen", Geistliche Kirchengesäng, Köln, 1623
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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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