[1] Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD from the heavens,
praise him in the heights!
[2] Praise him, all his angels,
praise him, all his host!
[3] Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars!
[4] Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens!
[5] Let them praise the name of the LORD!
For he commanded and they were created.
[6] And he established them for ever and ever;
he fixed their bounds which cannot be passed.
[7] Praise the LORD from the earth,
you sea monsters and all deeps,
[8] fire and hail, snow and frost,
stormy wind fulfilling his command!
[9] Mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars!
[10] Beasts and all cattle,
creeping things and flying birds!
[11] Kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all rulers of the earth!
[12] Young men and maidens together,
old men and children!
[13] Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for his name alone is exalted;
his glory is above earth and heaven.
[14] He has raised up a horn for his people,
praise for all his saints,
for the people of Israel who are near to him.
Praise the LORD!
Ps.148

This seems to be the basis of one of my favourite hymns.
Unfortunately I can’t find a video or audio clip of it.

Song of Cosmic Praise

1. Creation sings a new song, to the Lord;
The universal energies rejoice;
Through all the magnitudes of space and time
Creatures proclaim the grandeur of Christ:

Refrain.
Sing a new song, sing a new song,
And wait upon the promise of the Lord.
Sing a new song, sing a new song,
And wait upon the promise of the Lord.

2. The mountains and the valleys and the plains,
The cattle and the wild beasts and the birds,
The shadows and the clouds, the rain and snow,
Praise and reflect the bounty of Christ.

3. The ocean deeps, the currents and the tides,
The diatoms, the fishes, and the whale,
The storm, the reef, the waterspout, the calm,
Praise and reflect the wonder of Christ.

4. The fruit-trees in their seasons and the vine,
The sycamore, the cedar, and the palm,
The lotus and the orchid and the rose,
Praise and reflect the beauty of Christ:

5. The human eye, the shaping hand, the mind,
With number and with symbol and design,
In work and play and artistry and prayer,
Praise and reflect the wisdom of Christ:

6. The love of man and woman clear as dawn,
The will for truth and justice broad as day,
The wisdom of the heart profound as night,
Praise and reflect the glory of Christ:

Refrain.
Sing a new song, sing a new song,
And wait upon the promise of the Lord.
Sing a new song, sing a new song,
And wait upon the promise of the Lord.

Words: James McAuley
Music: Richard Connolly

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