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HYMN FROM PSALM LXV.

1 PRAISE to th' Almighty Lord of Heaven arise,
2 Who fix'd the mountains, and who spread the skies;
3 Who o'er his works extends paternal care,
4 Whose kind protection all the nations share;
5 From the glad climes whence morn in beauty drest,
6 Forth goes rejoicing to the farthest west;
7 On Him alone their whole dependance lies,
8 And his rich mercy every want supplies.
9 O Thou, great Author of th' extended Whole,
10 Revolving Seasons praise thee as they roll:
11 By thee Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter rise,
12 Thou giv'st the frowning, Thou the smiling skies;
13 By thy command the softening shower distils,
14 Till genial warmth the teeming furrow fills;
15 Then favouring sunshine o'er the clime extends,
16 And, blest by thee, the verdant blade ascends:
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17 Next Spring's gay products clothe the flowery hills,
18 And joy the wood, and joy the valley fills;
19 Then soon thy bounty swells the golden ear,
20 And bids the harvest crown the fruitful year:
21 Thus all thy works conspicuous worship raise,
22 And Nature's face proclaims her Maker's praise.

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Title (in Source Edition): HYMN FROM PSALM LXV.
Author: John Scott
Themes: God; religion
Genres: heroic couplet; psalm
References: DMI 32643

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A collection of poems in four volumes. By several hands. Vol. IV. [The second edition]. London: printed for G. Pearch, 1770, pp. 126-127. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1137)

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