1 O praise the Lord with Hymns of Joy,
and celebrate his Fame!
For pleasant, good, and comely 'tis
to praise his holy Name.
2 His holy City God will build,
tho' levell'd with the Ground:
Bring back his People, tho' dispers'd
thro' all the Nations round.
3,4 He kindly heals the broken Hearts,
and all their Wounds does close;
He tells the Number of the Stars,
their sev'ral Names he knows.
5,6 Great is the Lord, and great his Pow'r,
his Wisdom has no Bound;
The meek he raises, and throws down
the Wicked to the Ground.
7 To God, the Lord, a Hymn of Praise
with grateful Voices sing;
To Songs of Triumph tune the Harp,
and strike each warbling String.
8 He covers Heav'n with Clouds and thence
refreshing Rain bestows:
Thro' him, on Mountain-tops, the Grass
with wond'rous Plenty grws.
9 He, savage Beasts that loosely range,
with timely Food supplies;
He feeds the Ravens tender Brood,
and stops their hungry Cries.
10 He values not the warlike Steed,
but does his Strength disdain;
The nimble Foot that swiftly runs,
no Prize from him can gain.
11 But he, to him that fears his Name,
his tender Love extends;
To him that on his boundless Grace
with stedfast Hope depends.
12,13 Let Sion and Jerusalem
to God their Praise address;
Who fenc'd their Gates with massy Bars,
and does their Children bless.
14,15 Thro' all their Borders he gives Pece,
with finest Wheat they're fed;
He speaks the Word, and what he wills
is done as soon as said.
16 Large Flakes of Snow, like fleecy wool,
descend at this Command;
And hoary Frost, like Ashes spread,
is scatter'd o'er the land.
17 When join's to these, he does his Hail
in little Morsels break,
Who can against his piercing Cold
secure Defences make?
18 He sends his word, which melts the ice;
he makes his Wind to blow,
And soon the Streams, congeal'd before,
in plenteious Currents flow.
19 By him his Statutes and Decrees
to Jacob's Sons were shown;
And still to Isr'el's chosen Seed
his righteous Laws are known.
20 No other Nation this can boast,
nor did he e'er afford
To Heathen Lands his Oracles,
And Knowledge of his Word.
Source: A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches #305
|Instances (12)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #CXLVII||O praise the Lord with hymns of joy||1760|
|A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches #305||O praise the Lord with Hymns of Joy||Psalm 147||English||1754|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d259||O praise the Lord with hymns of joy||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715||1859|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: for every Sunday and principle festival throughout the year for the use of congregations in the Diocess of Quebec #30c||O praise the Lord with hymns of joy||1835|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Every Sunday ... Diocese of Quebec #d97||O praise the Lord with hymns of joy||1834|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d258||O praise the Lord with hymns of joy||1859|
|A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Anthems, for every Sunday and principal festival throughout the year. for the use of congregations in the dioceses Quebec and Toronto. #P147||O praise the Lord with hymns of joy||1842|
|A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns #d47||O praise the Lord with hymns of joy||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715||1792|
|Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre: with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #121||O praise the Lord with hymns of joy||1865|
|The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #S121.I||O praise the Lord with hymns of joy||1855|
|The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #147||O praise the Lord with hymns of joy||1767|
|The Whole Book of Psalms: in metre; with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #CXLVII||O praise the Lord with hymns of joy||1793|