Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet

Praise the Lord with the sound of trumpet

Author: Natalie Sleeth (1975)
Tune: PRAISE THE LORD (Sleeth)
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Author: Natalie Sleeth

Natalie Allyn Sleeth (née Wakeley) (October 29, 1930 – March 21, 1992) was an American composer. Sleeth was born in Evanston, Illinois. In 1934, she began to study the piano at the early age of four. Later in her life, she received an Academic major in music and a BA in music theory at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She married a Professor of Homiletics, Reverend Ronald E. Sleeth. One of her best-known anthems for choir is entitled "Joy in the Morning" and was written for the West Virginia Wesleyan College concert chorale on the occasion of her husband's inauguration as the president of West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1977. Another favorite, sung widely in the United Church of Canada is "In the Bulb There is a Flower." Th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Praise the Lord with the sound of trumpet
Title: Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet
Author: Natalie Sleeth (1975)
Meter: Irregular
Source: Sunday Songbook, from
Language: English
Copyright: Text and music © 1976, Hinshaw Music, Inc. Used by permission

Notes

Scripture References:
st. 1-2 = Ps. 148 Ps.150

Somewhat similar to Francis of Assisi's "All Creatures of Our God and King" (431) and Herbert Brokering's "Earth and All Stars" (433), this text is a wonderful catalog of things, times, and places. All instruments and all occasions can be used to sing our praise to the Lord. Note that God's praise is warranted not only in the good times but also in "the time of sorrow" or in "the peace and quiet" (st. 2).

Natalie Sleeth (PHH 317) wrote both text and tune of this fine praise hymn in 1975 when she worked with church school children and a junior choir at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. "Praise the Lord" was one of twelve hymns published in Sleeth's Sunday Songbook (1976). It is also available separately as a choral anthem.

Liturgical Use:
As the text suggests, "praise the Lord anytime and anywhere" and "everywhere in every way"!

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune

PRAISE THE LORD (Sleeth)

PRAISE THE LORD is a stirring tune in rounded bar form (AABA). It may be sung in unison throughout or, as is true with so many of Sleeth's compositions, as a two-part round. The keyboard extension should be played each time the hymn is sung in canon. The accompaniment, preferably on piano, should pr…

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Instances

Instances (9)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #169Text
Common Praise #309Text
Hymns for a Pilgrim People #26
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #569TextImageAudio
Sing the Faith #2020
Songs for Life #32Text
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #32
The Faith We Sing #2020
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #245Text