A Song of Praise

Awake, my soul, to shout his praise

Author: Joel Barlow
Published in 73 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Awake, my soul! to sound His praise,
Awake my harp to sing;
Join, all my pow’rs the song to raise,
And morning incense bring.

2 Among the people of his care,
And thro’ the nations round,
Glad sons of praise will I prepare,
And there his name resound.

3 Be Thou exalted, O my God!
Above the starry train;
Diffuse Thy heav’nly grace abroad,
And teach the world Thy reign.

4 So shall Thy chosen sons rejoice,
And throng Thy courts above;
While sinners hear Thy pard’ning voice,
And taste redeeming love.

Source: Gospel Hymns No. 5 #35

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 This work, published in 1786, went through various editions, and, although officially superseded by Dwight in 1800, it continued to be issued for many years after.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 >

Text Information

First Line: Awake, my soul, to shout his praise
Title: A Song of Praise
Author: Joel Barlow
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

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)

Tune

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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BURLINGTON (Holyoke)


WHITE (Henry White)


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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #159
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Instances

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #364

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #364

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #364

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #661

Cantica Laudis #d19

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Church Hymn Book #P.CVIII

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d86

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Church music #CXXV

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Church Psalmist #P108

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Church Psalmist #P108

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Church Psalmist #P108

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Church Psalmody #P108.3

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Church Psalmody #P108c

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #206

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #194a

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #CVIII

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Gospel Hymns No. 5 #35

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined #35

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Harmonia Americana #39b

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #28

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d18

Jubilant Voices #d9

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P108c

Melodies of the Church #d84

Mennonite Brethren Church Hymnal #8

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d32

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #15

Psalmista #d22

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d57

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #183

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d63

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #P108.1

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P108.2

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Psalms and Hymns #P108c

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Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America #108

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Psalms, carefully suited to the Christian worship in the United States of America #226

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Sacred Poetry #61

Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d37

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The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book #661

The Choral #d19

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The Christian Psalmist #P108c

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P108

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The Church Praise Book #119

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The Columbian Repository #254

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The Cyber Hymnal #159

The Gospel Praise Book #d38

The Modern Psalmist #d18

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The New England Sabbath School Minstrel #150

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The Portfolio of Sunday School Songs #7

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The Psalmist #78

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The Psalmist #78

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The Psalms and Hymns #P108b

The Song Wreath #d5

The Tabernacle #d21

The Temple of Song #d8

The Thanksgiving #d17

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The Vestry Singing Book #128

The Victory #d27

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The Voice of melody #55

Vestry Songs #d11

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