From heaven the Lord confess

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1 From heaven the Lord confess,
in heights his glory raise.
2 Him let all angels bless,
him all his armies praise.
3 Him glorify
Sun, moon, and stars;
4 ye higher spheres,
and cloudy sky.

5 Jehovah gave you birth,
him therefore glorious make;
to being ye came forth,
when he the word but spake.
6 And from that place,
where fixed you be
by his decree;
you cannot pass.

7 Praise him from earth below,
ye dragons, and ye deeps:
8 fire, hail, clouds, wind, and snow,
which in command he keeps.
9 Praise ye his name,
hills great and small,
trees low and tall,
10 beasts wild and tame.

All things that creep or fly,
11 kings, tribes of every tongue,
all princes mean or high,
12 both men and virgins young;
even young and old,
13 exalt his name;
for much his fame
should be extolled.

Jehovah's name be praised
above both earth and sky;
14 for he his saints hath raised,
and set their horn on high:
even those that be
of Israel's race,
near to his grace;
the Lord praise ye.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #P148c

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First Line: From heaven the Lord confess
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


ST. JOHN (13355)



Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the ninete…

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