Begin, my soul, th’exalted lay,
Let each enraptured thought obey,
And praise th’Almighty’s name;
Lo! heav’n and earth and seas and skies
In one melodious concert rise
To swell th’inspiring theme.
Thou heav’n of heav’ns, his vast abode,
Ye clouds, proclaim your Maker, God;
Ye thunders, speak his pow’r.
Lo! on the lightnings fiery wing,
In triumph rides th’eternal King;
Th’astonished worlds adore.