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Greatest of beings source of life

Greatest of beings! source of life,
Sovereign of air, and earth, and sea!
All nature feels thy power, and all
A silent homage pay to thee.

Waked by thy hand, The morning sun
Pours forth to thee its earlier rays,
And spreads thy glories as it climbs;
While raptured worlds look up and praise.

The moon to the deep shades of night
Speaks the mild lustre of thy name;
While all the stars, that cheer the scene,
Thee, the great Lord of light proclaim.

And groves, and vales, and rocks and hills,
And every flower, and every tree,
Ten thousand creatures warm with life,
Have each a grateful song fo thee.

But man was formed to rise to heaven;
And blest with reasonís clearer light,
His views his maker through his works,
And glows with rapture at the sight.

Now can the thousand songs that rise,
Whether from air, or earth, or sea,
So well repeat Jehovahís praise,
Or raise such sacred harmony.

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Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Bible Refs:
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1851# 78
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