683Nehemiah 9:5SM
    STAND up and bless the Lord,
   Ye people of His choice;
Stand up and bless the Lord your God
    With heart, and soul, and voice.
2      Though high above all praise,
    Above all blessing high,
Who would not fear His holy name,
    And laud and magnify?
3      O, for the living flame
    From His own altar brought,
To touch our lips, our minds inspire,
    And wing to Heaven our thought!
4      There, with benign regard,
    Our hymns He deigns to hear;
Though unrevealed to mortal sense,
    The spirit feels Him near.
5      God is our strength and song,
    And His salvation ours;
Then be His love in Christ proclaimed
    With all our ransomed powers.
6      Stand up and bless the Lord,
    The Lord your God adore;
Stand up, and bless His glorious name
    Henceforth for evermore.
James Montgomery, 1771-1854