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33. Praise the Lord! God's Glories Show (Psalm 150)

1 Praise the Lord! God’s glories show, Alleluia!
saints within God's courts below, Alleluia!
angels round the throne above, Alleluia!
all who see and share God's love. Alleluia!

2 Earth to heaven exalt the strain, Alleluia!
Send it, heaven, to earth again, Alleluia!
Age to age, God’s mercies trace, Alleluia!
Praise God’s providence and grace! Alleluia!

3 Strings and voices, hands and hearts, Alleluia!
in the concert, bear your parts, Alleluia!
All that breathes, your Lord adore, Alleluia!
singing praise forevermore, Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Praise the Lord! God's glories show
Title: Praise the Lord! God's Glories Show (Psalm 150)
Author: Henry Francis Lyte (1834, rev. 1836, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: with alleluias
Scripture: Psalm 150; Psalm 103:21; Psalm 105:1; Psalm 145:3; Psalm 148
Topic: Creation; Music and the Arts; Praise (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Robert Williams (1817)
Harmonizer: David Evans (1927)
Meter: with alleluias
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 1927 Oxford University Press

Text Information:

Originally cast as two eight-line stanzas, this 19th-century paraphrase of Psalm 150 was slightly shortened when it was set to the present tune with recurring Alleluias. The Welsh tune is actually older than the text and bears a name meaning “the church of St. Mary.”

Audio recording: Audio (MP3)
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