Ye heavens, send forth your song of praiseAuthor: Isaac Watts
Tune: ST. LAWRENCE (Smith)
Published in 6 hymnals
Ye heav’ns send forth your song of praise!
earth, raise your voice below!
Let hills and mountains join the hymn,
and joy through nature flow.
Behold how gracious is our God!
hear the consoling strains,
In which he cheers our drooping hearts,
and mitigates our pains.
Cease ye, when days of darkness come,
in sad dismay to mourn,
As if the Lord could leave his saints
forsaken or forlorn.
Can the fond mother e’er forget
the infant whom she bore?
And can its plaintive cries be heard,
nor move compassion more?
She may forget: nature may fail
a parent’s heart to move;
But Sion on my heart shall dwell
in everlasting love.
Full in my sight, upon my hands
I have engraved her name:
My hands shall build her ruined walls,
and raise her broken frame.
Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d183||Ye heavens, send forth your song of praise||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1796|
|A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d761||Ye heavens, send forth your song of praise||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1816|
|Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #R24||Ye heav'ns send forth your song of praise!||Isaiah 49:13-17: Ye heav'ns send forth your song of praise!||8,6,8,6||Isaiah 49:13-17||1800|
|The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #72||Ye heavens, send forth your song of praise!||ST. LAWRENCE||Isaac Watts||C. M.||Isaiah 49:13-16||1897||God: His Attributes, Works and Word | The Son - Sympathy and Intercession|
|The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; With tunes; Part I. Selections from the Psalter. Part II. The Hymnal, rev, and en. #72||Ye heavens, send forth your song of praise!||Isaac Watts||1915|
|The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #103||Ye heavens! send forth your song of praise||1835||Scotch Paraph.|