1. With songs and honors sounding loud,
    Address the Lord on high;
    Over the heavens He spreads His cloud,
    And waters veil the sky.
  2. He sends His showers of blessing down
    To cheer the plains below;
    He makes the grass the mountains crown,
    And corning valleys grow.
  3. His steady counsels change the face
    Of the declining year;
    He bids the sun cut short his race,
    And wintry days appear.
  4. He sends His word, and melts the snow;
    The fields no longer mourn;
    He calls the warmer gales to blow,
    And bids the spring return.
  5. The changing wind, the flying cloud,
    Obey His mighty word:
    With songs and honors sounding loud
    Praise ye the sovereign Lord!