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136B. Let Us with a Gladsome Mind

1 Let us with a gladsome mind
praise the Lord, so good and kind,
for God's mercies shall endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

2 Let us blaze God's name abroad;
of all gods the Lord is God.
God with all commanding might
filled the new-made world with light.

For God's mercies shall endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

3 God has with a gracious eye
looked upon our misery;
for God's mercies shall endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

4 All things living God does feed;
with full hand supplies their need.
Let us then with gladsome mind
praise the Lord, so good and kind. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Let us with a gladsome mind
Title: Let Us with a Gladsome Mind
Author: John Milton, 1608-1674
Refrain First Line: For God's mercies shall endure
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Antiphonal Psalms; Biblical Names and Places: Amorites; Biblical Names and Places: Bashon (36 more...)
Tune Information
Name: GENEVAN 136 (adapt.)
Arranger: Eelco Vos
Meter: with refrain
Key: F Major
Source: Genevan Psalter, 1562
Copyright: Arr. © 2011 Eelco Vos, admin. Faith Alive Christian Records
Notes: After singing the first two stanzas, sing the refrain four times. The refrain may be sung by two groups, the first one singing “For God’s mercies shall endure” and the other group responding with “ever faithful, ever sure.” Upon returning to sts. 3 and 4, the motifs of the refrain form a sort of descant to the melody line. The layering of the descant over the stanzas reflects the pervasiveness of the refrain that we find in the psalm. The interludes create space between each of these layered sections.

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