O Praise Ye the Lord

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1 Give praise to our God and sing a new song,
amid all the saints God's praises prolong;
a song to your Maker and Ruler now raise,
all children of Zion, rejoice and give praise.

2 With timbrel and harp and joyful acclaim,
with gladness and mirth, we praise your great name;
for now in your people your pleasure you seek,
with robes of salvation adorning the meek.

3 In glory exult, you saints of the Word;
with songs in the night high praises accord;
go forth in God's service, be strong in God's might
to conquer all evil and stand for the right.

4 For this is God's word: the saints shall not fail,
but over the earth the humble prevail;
all rulers and nations shall yield to their sway.
To God give the glory; sing praises for aye.

Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #566

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Praise for the victories God grants his people.

Scripture References:
st. 1 = vv. 1-2
st. 2 = vv. 3-4
st. 3 = vv. 5-9
st. 4 = vv. 6-9

Another post-exilic hymn, Psalm 149 summons God's people to praise their Maker and King (st. 1) with dancing and music for delivering them (st. 2) from all who oppose and oppress them (st. 3). God arms them to execute his sentence of judgment on all world powers that have set themselves against the LORD's kingdom (st. 3-4). As a hymn on Israel's lips amid the travails of their history, this psalm was a confession of faith concerning things promised by the prophets and even foreshadowed in the people's past experience, but not yet seen. The (altered) versification is from the 1912 Psalter.

Liturgical Use:
Especially suitable as a psalm of praise at the close of worship; many other uses in Christian worship.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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LAUDATE DOMINUM (Parry)

LAUDATE DOMINUM (Latin words for the opening phrase of Psalm 150) comes from the end of the anthem "Hear My Words, O Ye People" by C. Hubert H. Parry (PHH 145), an anthem he composed in 1894 for a festival of the Salisbury Diocesan Choral Association. Parry's tune was set to Baker's text in the 1916…

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HANOVER (Croft)

William Croft (b. Nether Ettington, Warwickshire, England, 1678; d. Bath, Somerset, England, 1727) was a boy chorister in the Chapel Royal in London and then an organist at St. Anne's, Soho. Later he became organist, composer, and master of the children of the Chapel Royal, and eventually organist a…

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