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My Soul, Bless the Lord!

Representative Text

1 My soul, bless the Lord! the Lord is most great,
With glory arrayed, majestic His state;
The light is His garment, the skies are His shade,
And over the waters His courts He has laid.

2 He rides on the clouds, the wings of the storm,
The lightning and wind His mission perform;
The earth He has founded her station to keep,
And wrapped as a vesture about her the deep.

3 O'er mountain and plain the dark waters raged;
His voice they obeyed, the floods were assuaged;
Uplifting the mountains He ordered a bound,
Forbidding the waters to cover the ground.

4 He causes the springs of water to flow
In streams 'mid the hills and valleys below;
Beside them with singing the birds greet the day.
And there the beast gather their thirst to allay.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: My soul, bless the Lord! the Lord is most great
Title: My Soul, Bless the Lord!
Meter: 10.10.11.11
Language: English

Tune

HOUGHTON (Gauntlett)

Henry John Gauntlett (b. Wellington, Shropshire, England, 1805; d. Kensington, London, England, 1876) originally composed HOUGHTEN for the text "O Worship the King" (428). Sing the theme stanza (st. 1) in parts and the other stanzas in unison, or vice versa. When singing the entire psalm, sing stanz…

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LYONS

LYONS, named for the French city Lyons, appeared with a reference to “Haydn” in volume 2 of William Gardiner’s (PHH 111) Sacred Melodies. However, the tune was never found in the works of Franz Joseph Haydn or those of his younger brother Johann Michael Haydn. Recent research revealed that the…

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Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4347
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Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #4347

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #126

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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