Laudate Dominum

Give laud unto the Lord

Author: John Hopkins
Tune: PSALM 148
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Give laud unto the Lord,
from heav'n that is so high;
Praise him in deed and word
above the starry sky
And also ye
His angels all, armies royal,
Praise joyfully.

2 Praise him both moon and sun,
which are so clear and bright;
The same of you be done,
ye glitt'ring stars of light:
And ye no less,
Ye heavens fair, clouds of the air,
His praise express.

3 For at his word they were
all formed as we see,
At his voice did appear
all things in their degree,
Which he set fast;
To them he made a law and trade
Always to last.

4 Extol and praise God's Name
on earth, ye dragons fell;
All deeps do ye the same,
for it becomes you well:
The same do ye,
Fire, hail, ice, snow, and storms that blow
At his decree.

5 The hills and mountains all,
and trees that fruitful are,
The cedars great and tall,
his worthy praise declare:
Beasts and cattle,
Yea, birds of wing, and worms creeping,
That on earth dwell.

6 All kings both great and small
with all their pompous train;
Princes and judges all
that in the world remain,
Exalt his Name:
Young men and maids, old men and babes,
Do ye the same.

7 For his Name shall we prove
to be most excellent,
Whose praise is far above
the earth and firmament;
For sure he shall
Exalt with bliss the horn of his,
And help them all.

8 His saints all shall forth tell
his praise and worthiness,
he sons of Israel,
each one both more and less:
And also they
That with good will his words fulfill,
And him obey.

Source: The whole book of Psalms: collected into English metre #CXLVIII

Author: John Hopkins

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First Line: Give laud unto the Lord
Title: Laudate Dominum
Author: John Hopkins
Language: English


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