My Soul, Praise the Lord

My soul, praise the Lord! O God, thou art great

Author: William Kethe; Alterer: Roy A. Cheville
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 My soul, praise the Lord!
O God, thou art great;
The earth and all things
Thyself didst create.
Thou laidst the foundation
Of seas and of lands,
And stretched out the heavens
As works of thy hand.

2 The earth where we dwell
That journeys through space
Turns countries around
To see the sun's face;
And high o'er the mountains
The clouds gather rain
To drop o'er the valleys
In blessings again.

3 O God, thou art great!
My pleasure shall be
To muse on the good
And greatness I see.
My full adoration
I gladly shall give.
My soul, praise the Lord now
And long as I live.

Source: The Hymnal #12

Author: William Kethe

Kethe, William, is said by Thomas Warton in his History of English Poetry, and by John Strype in his Annals of the Reformation, to have been a Scotsman. Where he was born, or whether he held any preferment in England in the time of Edward VI., we have been unable to discover. In the Brieff discours off the troubles begonne at Franckford, 1575, he is mentioned as in exile at Frankfurt in 1555, at Geneva in 1557; as being sent on a mission to the exiles in Basel, Strassburg, &c, in 1558; and as returning with their answers to Geneva in 1559. Whether he was one of those left behind in 1559 to "finishe the bible, and the psalmes bothe in meeter and prose," does not appear. The Discours further mentions him as being with the Earl of Warwick and… Go to person page >

Alterer: Roy A. Cheville

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Text Information

First Line: My soul, praise the Lord! O God, thou art great
Title: My Soul, Praise the Lord
Author: William Kethe
Alterer: Roy A. Cheville
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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