1. Earth, with all thy thousand voices,
Praise in songs th’eternal King;
Praise His name, whose praise rejoices
Ears that hear, and tongues that sing.
Lord, from each far-peopled dwelling,
Earth shall raise the glad acclaim;
All shall kneel, Thy greatness telling,
Sing Thy praise and bless Thy name.
2. Come and hear the wondrous story,
How our mighty God of old,
In the terrors of His glory,
Back the flowing billows rolled;
Walked within the threatening waters,
Free we passed the upright wave,
Then was joy to Israel’s daughters,
Loud they sang His power to save.
3. Bless the Lord, who ever liveth;
Sound His praise through every land,
Who our dying souls reviveth,
By whose arm upheld we stand.
Now upon this cheerful morrow
We Thine altars will adorn,
And the gifts we vowed in sorrow
Pay on joy’s returning morn.
4. Come, each faithful soul, who fearest,
Him who fills th’eternal throne:
Hear, rejoicing while thou hearest,
What our God for us hath done;
When we made our supplication,
When our voice in prayer was strong,
Then we found His glad salvation;
And His mercy fills our tongue.
Churton, Edward, D.D., son of the Ven. Ralph Churton, sometime Archdeacon of St. David's and Hector of Middleton Cheney, Northampton, was born in 1800, and educated at the Charterhouse and Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated in honours, in 1821. He was for some time one of the Masters at Charterhouse. He took Holy Orders in 1826; was the first Head Master of the Hackney Church of England School, 1830; Rector of Crayke, 1835; Prebendary in York Cathedral, 1841; and Archdeacon of Cleveland, 1846. He died July 4, 1874.
Archdeacon Churton's works include: (1) The Early English Church, 1840. (2) Memoir of Bishop Pearson, 1844. (3) Lays of Faith and Royalty, 18-15. (4) Memoir of Joshua Watson, 1861. He also edited several works, including… Go to person page >
Display Title: Earth, with All Thy Thousand VoicesFirst Line: Earth, with all thy thousand voicesTune Title: AUSTRIA (Haydn)Author: Edward ChurtonMeter: 87.87 DSource: The Book of Psalms in English Verse, 1854