1 Sing to the Lord a joyful song,
lift up your hearts, your voices raise;
to us his gracious gifts belong,
to him our songs of love and praise.
2 For life and love, for rest and food,
for daily help and nightly care,
sing to the Lord, for he is good,
and praise his name, for it is fair.
3 For strength to those who on him wait
his truth to prove, his will to do,
sing to our God, for he is great,
trust in his name, for it is true.
4 For joys untold, that from above
cheer those who love his sweet employ,
sing to our God, for he is love;
exalt his name, for it is joy.
5 Sing to the Lord of heaven and earth,
whom angels serve and saints adore,
the Father, Son, and Spirit blest,
to whom be praise for evermore. Amen.
|First Line:||Sing to the Lord a joyful song|
|Author:||John Samuel Bewley Monsell (1811-1875)|
|Scripture:||1 Chronicles 29:12-13; 1 John 4:8; 1 John 4:16; 1 Peter 1:8; Acts 14:15; Acts 14:17; Isaiah 40:31; Psalm 9:10; Psalm 33:1; Psalm 34:3; Psalm 66:2; Psalm 72:19; Psalm 89:16; Psalm 95:1-3; Psalm 145:14-19; Revelation 7:11; Romans 12:2|
|Topic:||The Living God: Our Response to God - in adoration and gratitude; Providence|
|Composer:||Percy Carter Buck (1871-1947)|
|Copyright:||© Oxford University Press|
|Ten Hymn Introductions, Set 2|