Awake, my soul, to shout his praise

Awake, my soul, to shout his praise

Author: Joel Barlow
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Awake, my soul, to sound his praise,
Awake my harp to sing;
Join all my pow'rs the song to rase,
And morning incense bring.

Harmonia Americana, 1791

Author: Joel Barlow

Barlow, Joel, born at Reading, Connecticut, 1755 [sic], graduated at Yale 1778, and died near Cracow, Poland, 1812, He was well known as an author and politician during and after the American Revolution. His publications include Hasty Pudding; Columbia, &c. In 1785, at the request of the (Congregational) General Association of Connecticut, he corrected and enlarged Dr. Watts's Psalms, supplying those omitted by Watts, and adapting the whole to American thought and circumstances. This work, published in 1786, went through various editions, and, although officially superseded by Dwight in 1800, it continued to be issued for many years after. Its title is somewhat curious as setting forth its design. It reads:— Psalms carefully suited to the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Awake, my soul, to shout his praise
Author: Joel Barlow
Language: English


Of his [Barlow] renderings of the Psalms, these are still in common use:—
Awake, my soul, to sound His praise. Ps. cviii. This is No. 233 in Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, 1872, and other collections. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

-- Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


ST. PETER (Reinagle)

Composed by Alexander R. Reinagle (b. Brighton, Sussex, England, 1799; d. Kidlington, Oxfordshire, England, 1877), ST. PETER was published as a setting for Psalm 118 in Reinagle's Psalm Tunes for the Voice and Pianoforte (c. 1836). The tune first appeared with Newton's text in Hymns Ancient and Mode…

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WHITE (Henry White)



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