To God Ye Choir Above Begin

To God, ye choir above, begin
A hymn so loud and strong,
That all the universe may hear,
And join the grateful song.

Sing him, ye distant worlds and suns,
From whence no traveling ray
Hath yet to us, through ages past,
Had time to make its way.

Whate’er ye are, where’er ye dwell,
Ye creatures great and small,
Adore the wisdom, praise the power,
That made and governs all.

From all the boundless realms of space,
Let loud hosannas sound;
Loud send, ye wondrous works of God,
The grateful concert round.