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THE SEASONS ORDAINED BY GOD




With songs and honours sounding loud
Address the Lord on high;
Over the heavens he spreads his cloud,
And waters veil the sky.


He sends his showers of blessing down
To cheer the plains below;
He makes the grass the mountains crown,
And corn in valleys grow.


He gives the grazing ox his meat,
He hears the raven's cry;
But man, who tastes his finest wheat,
Should raise his honors high.


His steady counsels change the face
Of the declining year;
He bids the sun cut short his race,
And wintry days appear.


On us His providence has shone,
With gentle shining rays;
Oh, may our lips and lives make known
His goodness and His praise.


His hoary frost, his fleecy snow,
Descend and clothe the ground;
The liquid streams forbear to flow,
In icy fetters bound.


When from the dreadful stores on high
He pours the rattling hail,
The wretch that dares this God defy
Shall find his courage fail.


He sends his word, and melts the snow;
The fields no longer mourn;
He calls the warmer gales to blow,
And bids the spring return.


The changing wind, the flying cloud,
Obey his mighty word;
With songs and honours sounding loud
Praise ye the sovereign Lord.


---Alternative verses---


His steady counsels change the face
Of the revolving year;
He bids the sun cut short his race,
And wintry days appear.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1719
      Bible Refs: Ps 147:7-9; Ps 147:13-18;
      MUSIC
      Name: ELLACOMBE
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1784,1868
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 8 6
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)

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