437. Praise the Lord! ye heavens, adore him

1 Praise the Lord! ye heavens, adore him;
Praise him, angels, in the height;
Sun and moon, rejoice before him,
Praise him, all ye stars and light:
Praise the Lord! for he has spoken,
Worlds his mighty voice obeyed;
Laws, which never shall be broken,
For their guidance has he made.

2 Praise the Lord! for he is glorious;
Never shall his promise fail;
God has made his saints victorious.
Sin and death shall not prevail.
Praise the God of our salvation;
Hosts on high, his power proclaim;
Heaven and earth, and all creation,
Laud and magnify his name!

3 Worship, honour, glory, blessing,
Lord, we offer to thy name;
Young and old, thy praise expressing,
Join their Saviour to proclaim.
As the saints in heaven adore thee,
We would bow before thy throne;
As thine angels serve before thee,
So on earth thy will be done.

Text Information
First Line: Praise the Lord! ye heavens, adore him
Author (v. 3): Edward Osler, 1798-1863
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 87 87 D
Scripture: Psalm 148
Source: Foundling Hospital Collection, 1796 (vs. 1-2)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: AUSTRIA
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: F Major or modal
Notes: A lower setting of this hymn is found at 362



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