With one consent let all the earth,
The praise of God proclaim;
Who sent the Saviour—by whose birth
To man Salvation came.

All nations join to magnify,
The great, the wondrous love
Of Him, who left for us the sky
And all the joys above.

But vainly thus, in hymns of praise,
We bear a joyful part,
If, while our voice aloud we raise,
We lift not up the heart.

We by a holy life alone,
Our Saviour's laws fulfil;
By those his glory best is shewn,
Who best performs his will.

May we to all his words attend,
With humble pious care;
Then shall our songs to Heaven ascend,
And find acceptance there.