Let heaven rejoice before the living Lord;
let earth resound where'er his voice is heard;
let all creation join the hymn of praise:
"Great is our God in all his works and ways."
Let surging oceans lend their mighty voice;
let soaring birds and flowing streams rejoice;
let lofty mountain peaks and sighing trees
make known their praise to every passing breeze.
O God, your beauty everywhere is seen
in winter snow and summer's robe of green,
in Word made flesh, Christ with us here to stay,
in lives made holy as they find your way.
Let angel choirs and saints their anthems raise;
let all creation sing its song of praise:
to Father, Son, and Spirit, One in Three,
be glory now and to eternity.