A Song of Praise to God

To God the universal king Let all mankind their tribute bring

Author: Samuel Stennett
Published in 29 hymnals

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1. To God the universal King,
Let all mankind their tribute bring;
All that have breath, your voices raise,
In songs of never ending praise.

2. The spacious earth on which we tread,
And wider heavens stretched o’er our head,
A large and solemn temple frame,
To celebrate its builder’s fame.

3. Here the bright sun, that rules the day,
As through the sky he makes his way,
To all the world proclaims aloud
The boundless sov'reignty of God.

4. When from his courts the sun retires,
And with the day his voice expires,
The moon and stars adopt the song,
And through the night the praise prolong.

5. The listening earth with rapture hears
Th’harmonious music of the spheres;
And all her tribes the notes repeat,
That God is wise, and good and great.

6. But man, endowed with nobler powers,
His God in nobler strains adores;
His is the gift to know the song,
As well as sing with tuneful tongue.

Source: Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #9

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: To God the universal king Let all mankind their tribute bring
Title: A Song of Praise to God
Author: Samuel Stennett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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